Child killers should be heavily sentenced - ANC

Johannesburg - Child killers should be handed heavy sentences by the judiciary, the ANC said on Thursday following the murder of a 10-year-old girl in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

"The ANC calls on our courts to impose heavy sentences to anyone found guilty of such killings," spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement.

"While we welcome the swift action of the SA Police Service... we reiterate our call to all our communities to unite and take a stand against this scourge of violence against the most vulnerable."

The ANC said it was saddened by the killing and sent its condolences to the girl's family.

The girl's body was found under a bed in a house in Gugulethu on Tuesday.

She was reported missing a day earlier.

A post mortem was due to be carried out to determine the cause of death.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder and were expected to appear in court soon.

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Codesa Spear 2014/08/14 05:50:14 PM
just bring back the rope lyk wht has been done to saddom klaar n finish
DerpyHooves 2014/08/14 05:52:45 PM
"Child Killers should have lengthy sentences, like at least 10 years... MINIMUM" -DerpyHooves 14/08/2014 Now write me an article about me.
Frans Mosia 2014/08/14 05:52:55 PM
What is a heavy sentence? They must be killed like they kill.
Johan Nothnagel 2014/08/14 05:55:18 PM
And so does zuma the rapist and duduzane his son the road killer.
Pascal Van Huffel 2014/08/14 06:04:03 PM
Any killer should be heavily sentenced! Regardless if if that person is young or old!
Dionne Du Toit 2014/08/14 06:10:53 PM
The only solution to your problem is - "Bring back the death penalty" If you know that you could face the death penalty, you will most certainly think twice before you will just kill another person.
Henning von Marschall 2014/08/14 06:11:39 PM
What does a heavy sentence help if the victims are left without compensation ??? Labour camps , Farm camps , Nationwide cleaning will be part of repaying to society !! Am I wrong ????
Takalani Tpnem 2014/08/14 06:11:42 PM
Lock them and throw the keys deep into the Indian ocean
Johan Kotze 2014/08/14 06:13:26 PM
Bring back the death penalty. If it is acceptable to commit abortions then the death penalty should be just fine for murderous scum!
Nazil Dolley F 2014/08/14 06:14:31 PM
i wish the almighty must just destroy this world one time,and face him on judgment.