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Opposition parties partake on the death penalty debate

Death penalty debate

Opposition parties proposed in the National Assembly debate for a referendum on the death penalty to be introduced to stop violence against women and children.

Democratic Alliance brought the debate forward to initiate discussions aimed to seek solutions on how to protect the victims of the crime which has been under the spotlight for couple of weeks.

The National Freedom Party (NFP)’s Ahmed Shaik-Emam and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)’s Mkhuleko Hlengwa wants wrongdoers to be punished suing the death penalty bylaw.

Hlengiwe Hlophe of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) voiced her outcry pointing fingers to those in charge of safety and security of the victims and labelled them as ignorant.

Mike Waters, DA Member of Parliament (MP) said “we have this debate every single year”, but said nothing had changed because “there is no political will”.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula was also boiled into waters and asked his plans regarding the issue at hand and replied that “we are rolling up our sleeves”.

Mbalula explains further to say “There is no time to waste time when our children live in terror. Enough is enough.”

It is revealed that Minister for Women Susan Shabangu did not show up at the debate and that draws an awful picture of how negligent she is towards the crisis.

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