Francois van der Merwe
Francois van der Merwe

What a stupid bloodthirsty waste of time!

Francois van der Merwe
Francois van der Merwe
  • Francois van der Merwe

Hate breeds hate! The dark middle ages all over again? Think people!

Nicolene Darwell
Nicolene Darwell
  • Francois van der Merwe

was it not your son who killed Martin van Eck? No wonder you are opposed....

Henriette van Eck
Henriette van Eck
  • Francois van der Merwe

DIE HAAT WAT ONS VIR JULLE HET,HET JULLE VEROORSAAK.JOU SLAPGAT KIND SAL WEER UIT DIE TRONK KOM MAAR NIE LEWENDIG NIE.E

Nicolene Darwell
Nicolene Darwell
  • Francois van der Merwe

and your solution is?.........

Henriette van Eck
Henriette van Eck
  • Francois van der Merwe

AL HOEKOM JY TEEN DOODSTRAF IS JOU SOT OMDAT JOU KIND MY KIND GEMARTEL,VERMOOR GESLAG HET SOOS N DIER EN MY KIND BESTEEL HET.IS DIT IN DIE GENE OF IS HY PLEINWEG KAK OPGEVOED OF GEEN OPVOEDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Avner Eliyahu Romm
Avner Eliyahu Romm

I would like to make things clear when I sign the petition. The death penalty should be reinstated in South Africa, but should apply only to those who commit crimes after it had been reinstated, and to those, among those who committed crimes before, who ask to be executed instead of sitting in prison. But as I always say: Prisoners from before the 1994 elections should all be released unconditionally. So I obviously don't call for the execution of any of those prisoners. On the contrary, I call for the release of all thos prisoners.

Rose McMillan
Rose McMillan
  • Avner Eliyahu Romm

How many of those released prisoners have recommitted the same crime after being released, Presidential pardons have released prisoners who were back in jail a week later .

Avner Eliyahu Romm
Avner Eliyahu Romm
  • Avner Eliyahu Romm

"Those released prisoners" are not prisoners who have not, and should have been, released. And it is clear, to anyone in their right mind, that none of the later is likely to committ anything of the kind they were in prison for. It is those, who are likely to recommitt the same crimes after being released, who are indeed being released in South Africa soon after spending some little time in prison. While there are others, who spend many years there and should be released.

KenAmanda Vermaak
KenAmanda Vermaak
  • Avner Eliyahu Romm

If those persons commited murder what makes them special? Murder is murder and rape is rape. Why should they be released? To be able to get a second chance to RAPE or MURDER again. No release keep them locked up and for good measure castrate the rapests.

Avner Eliyahu Romm
Avner Eliyahu Romm
  • Avner Eliyahu Romm

That's it. I have deleted and blocked two characters who tried to use my facebook page in order to write their filthy propaganda against releasing prisoners. So I would like to say again, and very clearly: There should be proper truth and reconciliation in South Africa, which should include the release of all prisoners from before the 1994 elections. Those who would like to post propaganda against it, should do it in the facebook pages of Mrs. Hani and her likes, not in mine.

Johann Hendrik Hartzenberg
Johann Hendrik Hartzenberg
  • Avner Eliyahu Romm

A eye for a eye If we keep them locked up we still have to provide for them. BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY!

Eldred Jansen van Rensburg
Eldred Jansen van Rensburg
  • Avner Eliyahu Romm

No matter how many are in favour of the death penalty, the chances of it ever happening in SA at this stage is Nil, Zero. Can you imagine how many supporters of the present regime will be eliminated.

Nicolene Darwell
Nicolene Darwell
  • Avner Eliyahu Romm

Hi Eldred! Please read my reply to Leon Economides. Never say never

Deon Myburgh
Deon Myburgh
  • Avner Eliyahu Romm

It is not about executing people but rather about preventing futher mayhem taking place, those who have been convicted under a feeble legislation should count themselves lucky and try to reflect on the circumstances that have granted them this reprieve! But..... and this is a big but... in no way should they be rellieved of their current penalty payment to society. I know of too many cases where release has been granted to habitual criminals, only to have them devistate the lives of more...

It is not about executing people but rather about preventing futher mayhem taking place, those who have been convicted under a feeble legislation should count themselves lucky and try to reflect on the circumstances that have granted them this reprieve! But..... and this is a big but... in no way should they be rellieved of their current penalty payment to society. I know of too many cases where release has been granted to habitual criminals, only to have them devistate the lives of more people. My feeling is that new ways should be thought of for these criminals to give payback to society, other than them wasting money and time in jail. The old system of changing rocks into gravel comes to mind, at least something will come out of feeding and housing them. IF REINSTATING OF THE DEATH PENALTY CAN PREVENT MURDERS, IT STANDS TO REASON THAT NOBODY WILL BE EXECUTED!!! This is the ultimate goal, preventing, not executing! At least innocent people will hopefully be spared.

Avner Eliyahu Romm
Avner Eliyahu Romm
  • Avner Eliyahu Romm

I repeat what I said before: Prisoners from before the 1994 elections should all be released unconditionally. Those prisoners are not murderers by nature, and therefore, any examples of prisoners, who are released and murder again, have nothing to do with them. Those who argue that some prisoners murder again are missing the point, because prisoners I am talking about are not like that. But even other prisoners, and even those who are murderers by nature, should be considered for pardon.

Gary Meaker
Gary Meaker

Our murders per 1000 head of population surpasses even Angola. in America they have shown a significant reduction in the herder rate in the states where the death penalty has been reintroduced. If the judges are afraid of making a mistake they can order a test bmo a brain fingerprint machine which has to date shown to be 100% accurate and reliable. BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY!

Charmaine Abraham
Charmaine Abraham
  • Gary Meaker

There is nothing complex about killing, once you have crossed the line you are a danger to people, outside or inside a prison. It is nothing but SICK to take taxpayer's money to feed these monsters. Get rid of the rubbish of society, clean up.

Alan Charles Laird
Alan Charles Laird
  • Gary Meaker

Bullshit!! If you kill you should be killed. Let somebody rape or kill your wife I am sure you

James Mader
James Mader
  • Gary Meaker

Gary those are strong claims - I wonder about your sources - can you support your claim that "in America they have shown a significant reduction in the herder rate in the states where the death penalty has been reintroduced" (sic) ?
see http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/facts-about-deterrence-and-death-penalty as a starting point for evidence that suggests your claim is nonsense.

Frank James Gainsford
Frank James Gainsford
  • Gary Meaker

David Brown Please supply a link or two, because I do not believe you...

Nicolene Darwell
Nicolene Darwell
  • Gary Meaker

David Brown Please provide us with an alternative?

Hardus Malan
Hardus Malan
  • Gary Meaker

These Idiots was asking for human rights, But dus not deserfe it. what do jou call this criminals.

Milton D Beattie
Milton D Beattie
  • Gary Meaker

David Brown.... If YOU and Your TYPE Will take care of them.... FINE!!

Leon Economides
Leon Economides

Unfortunately, though, as noble as this sentiment is, the ANC government will never bring back the death penalty. The past and current actions of senior members of the ruling party have given the notion that it is ok to rape, murder, be corrupt, etc etc, so how much of a deterrent could that be to anyone with similar designs? Besides, the ANC need the criminals' votes, so they can't be seen to be putting the skids on their ''ground troops'' for fear of pissing them off! No - unfortunately,...

Unfortunately, though, as noble as this sentiment is, the ANC government will never bring back the death penalty. The past and current actions of senior members of the ruling party have given the notion that it is ok to rape, murder, be corrupt, etc etc, so how much of a deterrent could that be to anyone with similar designs? Besides, the ANC need the criminals' votes, so they can't be seen to be putting the skids on their ''ground troops'' for fear of pissing them off! No - unfortunately, whilst the ANC holds the reigns, we can be sure that violent crime, incompetence, corruption, self-enrichment of their so-called elite, etc etc, is here to stay for a long, long time.

Debra Baker Biljon
Debra Baker Biljon
  • Leon Economides

Well said!

Moutie Kimmie
Moutie Kimmie
  • Leon Economides

Well said mate!

Leon Economides
Leon Economides
  • Leon Economides

So sad, but so true, Adelle. Youre right, Erwin - the ANC's double standards are something we've grown to expect, so it's not really that suprising that they turn a blind eye to the shenanigans of their own kind. I was reading up on the Nazis just recently - some of the similarities are quite chilling!!

Jan Johannes van Barkenhuizen
Jan Johannes van Barkenhuizen
  • Leon Economides

The president himself should be carstrated because he sets an example for nobody. He is so busy corrupting our country it is just not funny. I wouldn't mind seing the last of him just like Malema. The are taking less from Mugabe. SIC.

Leoni Watt Herbst
Leoni Watt Herbst
  • Leon Economides

What ever happened to án 'eye for an eye'

Nicolene Darwell
Nicolene Darwell
  • Leon Economides

well you know the saying - bad things happen because good people do nothing about it. even though we EXPECT the ANC to never bring back the death sentence because of the above mentioned reasons, doesn't mean we should EXCEPT it,right? What would've happened to apartheid if the oppressed just EXCEPTED that it will never end? Maybe the ANC will never bring it back ,if we can get enough signatures, it can open up the floodgates for a debate or maybe even a referendum no? YOU WILL NEVER KNOW IF YOU DO NOT TRY

Lauren Foster
Lauren Foster

This has nothing to do with revenge and everything to do with A CONSEQUENCE TO YOUR ACTIONS! There has to be repercussions when people do inhumane things! Even if they get raped in jail, it is still not good enough because they will just harden up and continue to do the same when they are released. Bringing back the death penalty will also eliminate the overcrowding in the jails that we currently face. There are still states in the USA that have the death penalty and I truly believe we...

This has nothing to do with revenge and everything to do with A CONSEQUENCE TO YOUR ACTIONS! There has to be repercussions when people do inhumane things! Even if they get raped in jail, it is still not good enough because they will just harden up and continue to do the same when they are released. Bringing back the death penalty will also eliminate the overcrowding in the jails that we currently face. There are still states in the USA that have the death penalty and I truly believe we should wake up and bring this back to South Africa before it is too late! We cannot afford to lose control of our Country and let this kind of hatred and disgusting behaviour continue! And if there is a worry about Human Rights… what right do they deserve when they take it upon themselves to remove another human beings rights to live? DEATH PENALTY FOR SURE!

Kristie Hechter
Kristie Hechter
  • Lauren Foster

Amen sister!

Anne Maartens
Anne Maartens
  • Lauren Foster

Well said I agree 100%

Shaz Karim
Shaz Karim
  • Lauren Foster

I AGREE 100%- U SO RIGHT WITH LAUREN FOSTER

Stephen John Coughlan
Stephen John Coughlan
  • Lauren Foster

But then again, wouldn't any of you agree that the very idea of having a death penalty, can bring about corrupt political/ law making ideas or reasons and could be used wrongfully against innocent people too? :-/

Chané Valentine Bestuur

Maybe if this girl was Zuma's wife or daughter the ANC wil wake up!

Francois Geldenhuys
Francois Geldenhuys
  • Chané Valentine Bestuur

Which one of his 6 wives? Zuma's idea of concentual sex - " She asked for it because she wore a dress"

Charles Eminizer
Charles Eminizer
  • Chané Valentine Bestuur

FER SURE!!!!!~~

Michael Hancock
Michael Hancock
  • Chané Valentine Bestuur

Nkandhla has a huge electric fence surrounding it, he doesn't care, his kids are safe!

Tessa Le Roux
Tessa Le Roux
  • Chané Valentine Bestuur

I agree Chane. Something will only be done if these crimes had been committed to his family or some big ANC member.

Silvio Zai
Silvio Zai
  • Chané Valentine Bestuur

Francois Geldenhuys @Zuma is talking s****** because in early days all African women were topless, did they all get raped!!!!!

Ameen Jakoet
Ameen Jakoet

I can't sign this petition --- Death is not the answer for rapists, death is not the answer to anything. Everyone has a right to live, and only God can judge us. If you are willing to answer to God on the Day of Judgement... stand before him and say, "I killed this man, because what he did was wrong in my eyes", then go ahead, and await your judgement as well. I feel strongly against Rape in our country, and I truly believe that it's something that needs to be looked at, at the core of our...

I can't sign this petition --- Death is not the answer for rapists, death is not the answer to anything. Everyone has a right to live, and only God can judge us. If you are willing to answer to God on the Day of Judgement... stand before him and say, "I killed this man, because what he did was wrong in my eyes", then go ahead, and await your judgement as well. I feel strongly against Rape in our country, and I truly believe that it's something that needs to be looked at, at the core of our country, and the right questions need to be asked, like: "Who is truly to blame?", "What caused him to do this?" --- What's the fundamental issue regarding rape.

As a young man, I really believed that the Death Penalty was the answer to a lot of things, and I couldn't understand why people thought it was bad --- till today, at times, I can't help but have an outburst of emotion, where I want to kill murderers and rapists myself... but in a country where we're still learning and growing, we need to be more understanding of what we all truly believe in - Human Rights. I am a fair and just person, and to me the answer is to have them castrated, or something of the like.

Even as I write this, I can't help but think that maybe Death is truly the answer for the unjustice, that has been forced upon some women and men.

Ayesha Plan A Isaacs-Mahomed
Ayesha Plan A Isaacs-Mahomed
  • Ameen Jakoet

Well said and totally agree with you...as hard as it may be. It is a "legalised" murder.

Nicolene Darwell
Nicolene Darwell
  • Ameen Jakoet

so you would rather have them suffer for life (castrated) ,rather than having them put down? Very humane of you. Do you realise that while you were writing your comment, 3 women have been brutally raped and over the weekend a 2 year old was raped so brutally raped and left for dead that she is still in hospital? She will never be able to have kids of her own one day.

Nicolene Darwell
Nicolene Darwell
  • Ameen Jakoet

yes OK, let's just cur off their penis right? What is your solution deary?

Ilan Lax
Ilan Lax

The death penalty has never been a deterrent for this or any other kind of crime. We have a systemic problem with our criminal justice system which requires serious capacity and re-training as well as sensitivity training for patriarchal minded officials. It is only when we get these things right that we can get successful prosecutions and convictions. Its only at that stage that the sentence is applied. Many cases never get there due to incompetence, inefficiency and sometimes a...

The death penalty has never been a deterrent for this or any other kind of crime. We have a systemic problem with our criminal justice system which requires serious capacity and re-training as well as sensitivity training for patriarchal minded officials. It is only when we get these things right that we can get successful prosecutions and convictions. Its only at that stage that the sentence is applied. Many cases never get there due to incompetence, inefficiency and sometimes a couldn't care less attitude. Lets focus our anger at the right outcome!

Nicolene Darwell
Nicolene Darwell
  • Ilan Lax

good luck with that,let me know if it works out

Keith Anderson
Keith Anderson
  • Ilan Lax

It should have been implemented a few years back.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Do you really think that someone who is about to create a crime as despicable as this is going to think, " Wait, If I do this I might receive the death penalty"? People commit crime because they think they can get away with it! The death penalty does not work as a deterent!

Nicolene Darwell
Nicolene Darwell
  • Anonymous

well let's see? ;)

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Anonymous

@Nicolene, what does "Let's see" mean?

Nicolene Darwell
Nicolene Darwell
  • Anonymous

I say let's for once stand together and see if the death penalty will help? If the murder rate doesn't drop, we can go back to the failing NGO government campaigns as it is today.Whoopteedoo. give me some facts and figures. do you know that more people die in SA ANNUALLY than the total deaths in Ireland while they were at WAR?

Jacoba Isabella O'Neil
Jacoba Isabella O'Neil

God say in his word an eye of an eye and.......who are we to think other wise nobody have the right to kill a norther human being, no matter who it is, and to rape is also nobody's right, women must be respect, they are the mothers of the nation children, bring back the death penalty. I pray for it.if not we must force it.on the government.

Jacoba Isabella O'Neil
Jacoba Isabella O'Neil
  • Jacoba Isabella O'Neil

My vriende glo jule hier in gaan teken asb, die petisie.

Carel Greyling
Carel Greyling
  • Jacoba Isabella O'Neil

'n Referendum sal die korrupte ANC-regering verplig om die doodstraf terug te bring

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