Stefan Wagner
Stefan Wagner

To everyone who is in favour of the death penalty: It's easy to pass this job on to an executioner. Now I want to see YOU do it! But I won't make it easy for you and just let you push a button. No. I want you to face the comdemned person bound to a chair, give you a knife, and then I want to see you kill this person. I want to watch how you will need to repress all your compassion that is left within you to push the blade into the body of that person. I want to watch you how you may need to...

To everyone who is in favour of the death penalty: It's easy to pass this job on to an executioner. Now I want to see YOU do it! But I won't make it easy for you and just let you push a button. No. I want you to face the comdemned person bound to a chair, give you a knife, and then I want to see you kill this person. I want to watch how you will need to repress all your compassion that is left within you to push the blade into the body of that person. I want to watch you how you may need to stab this person several times to make sure he/she dies, and I wonder if you would enjoy bathing in that person's blood, and if you will really have any feeling of justice afterwards. Will you be able to sleep again, or will you rather not be able to get those pictures out of your head ever? If you can do all that without any feeling of remorse, you are of the very same violent mindset as the perpetrator. We should rather do something about the causes instead of the symptoms. The death penalty is undemocratic. Human rights apply to everyone. Think about it.

Nicolene Potgieter
Nicolene Potgieter
  • Stefan Wagner

Thank you Stefan but your argument is somewhat invalid. We are not the same as people who kill without conscience. I will be 'compassionate' and let them die with dignity with the injection.I just want to ask you two questions - 1. Do you live in South Africa? And can you watch these men (talking about Anene's murder here) do what they did to Anene and say afterwards that they do not deserve a similar fate? That they deserve human rights? Take them to Germany then and stuff them in your...

Thank you Stefan but your argument is somewhat invalid. We are not the same as people who kill without conscience. I will be 'compassionate' and let them die with dignity with the injection.I just want to ask you two questions - 1. Do you live in South Africa? And can you watch these men (talking about Anene's murder here) do what they did to Anene and say afterwards that they do not deserve a similar fate? That they deserve human rights? Take them to Germany then and stuff them in your prisons and care for them because we don't want them anywhere near our society.My personal belief is that we should use them for experiments - cosmetic and space experiments. Why do animals have to suffer? At least then they can give something back to society!

Stefan Wagner
Stefan Wagner
  • Stefan Wagner

Hi Nicolene, I think you don't know what you're saying. So killing with conscience is good killing then? I think that your ability of compassion which everyone has is as deeply buried inside yourself as in the criminals we talk about. We are not to kill unless in the heat of the moment or in self-defense. I do live in South Africa, and coming from Europe gives me the privilege to see South Africans from a different perspective. I experience people in Germany and Europe as much more peaceful...

Hi Nicolene, I think you don't know what you're saying. So killing with conscience is good killing then? I think that your ability of compassion which everyone has is as deeply buried inside yourself as in the criminals we talk about. We are not to kill unless in the heat of the moment or in self-defense. I do live in South Africa, and coming from Europe gives me the privilege to see South Africans from a different perspective. I experience people in Germany and Europe as much more peaceful and less brainwashed by Hollywood movies advertising vigilantism and violence. I'd never watch anyone committing a crime, but would help or call for help. This is not the same as killing someone on purpose. You can't solve problems by killing criminals – in fact they *are* part of your society, so we need to address the causes. Only a person with a violent mindset can suggest to use people for medical experiments. We've experienced this in our German history when Nazi doctors did experiments on people of which they thought they didn't deserve to live. You should also be aware of the fact that you aren't a better person just because you never murdered anyone, but that no one of us will be able to stay innocent.

Nicolene Potgieter
Nicolene Potgieter
  • Stefan Wagner

Hi Stefan. Well your opinion is yours and mine is mine so let's just agree to disagree? I'm not here to debate with anyone. If you want to sign,sign.If you don't, DON'T and move along

Stefan Wagner
Stefan Wagner
  • Stefan Wagner

Well, if you speak to me directly in your post, I have the right to react, don't I? It's called democracy. And I will not leave the last word to people like you who promote violating human rights. I have learnt from my country's past, when will you learn from yours?

Nicolene Potgieter
Nicolene Potgieter
  • Stefan Wagner

LOL

Patrick Francis
Patrick Francis
  • Stefan Wagner

Yes, I agree Nicolene. Stefan you are still wet behind the ears. One day when you are a lot older and have had someone close to you senslessly murdered you will understand. In the meantime sign the petition or leave this space my boy!

Kenneth Boswell
Kenneth Boswell
  • Stefan Wagner

To Stefan. What kind of a decent human being rapes, disembowels and murders people in a cold blooded manner? What do you suggest then as a solution? You say we must put ourselves in the position of having to be a condemned man about to be executed. Why don't you put yourself in the position of a victim of violent crime, e.g. rape, murder etc. Imagine having to fight for your life and die a horrible gruesome death when you did nothing more than just do a normal day to day activity, or even...

To Stefan. What kind of a decent human being rapes, disembowels and murders people in a cold blooded manner? What do you suggest then as a solution? You say we must put ourselves in the position of having to be a condemned man about to be executed. Why don't you put yourself in the position of a victim of violent crime, e.g. rape, murder etc. Imagine having to fight for your life and die a horrible gruesome death when you did nothing more than just do a normal day to day activity, or even better, put yourself in the position of a family member that has to stand paralyzed in fear, or trying to save the person you love or hold dear being slaughtered like an animal. I can bet you the victim will be feeling the pain far worse than the perpetrator. in Germany and other countries the justice system and the police, along with the government are efficient and the criminals are punished in South Africa they are not. Simple as that.

Aubrey Fouche
Aubrey Fouche
  • Stefan Wagner

personally i believe by bringing the death penalty back we will much better off without criminals paying our corrupt courts to loose a docket as we all know this has been the norm since ANC government has come into power we as South Africans be it black white yellow must stop the rot

Nicolene Potgieter
Nicolene Potgieter
  • Stefan Wagner

Dear Stefan. I cannot do that. I do not posses what it takes to look some one in the eye and slash their throat. I am not an animal like these people who I think deserve death. But what I will do is let this person say goodbye to their families,have a nice warm last meal and then I'll personally make him/her comfortable on a bed,maybe give them a tranquilizer or 6 before they get the injection and gracefully fall asleep to never wake up. That I can do.Personally. I can at least give them...

Dear Stefan. I cannot do that. I do not posses what it takes to look some one in the eye and slash their throat. I am not an animal like these people who I think deserve death. But what I will do is let this person say goodbye to their families,have a nice warm last meal and then I'll personally make him/her comfortable on a bed,maybe give them a tranquilizer or 6 before they get the injection and gracefully fall asleep to never wake up. That I can do.Personally. I can at least give them that while they could not give that to their victims. I will not take pleasure in it as they took with their vile deeds. I will do it for the good and safety of the nation.Hell I wish I can go like that one day instead of bleeding to death with my intestines lying besides me while I get raped.

Karen Jennings
Karen Jennings
  • Stefan Wagner

Well said Nicolene.

Landé Willemse
Landé Willemse
  • Stefan Wagner

Dear Stefan, I am sorry if you think that murderers and rapists have more rights than their victims! I think that when you become such a savage, you have NO MORE human rights!!

Daniel Blood
Daniel Blood
  • Stefan Wagner

It's undemocratic to kill a person and take it's rights away ! you try to be complicated and play with good peoples minds.....murderers do that all the time....ps don't take it personal....Christians cover Christians , friends cover friends .....do you catch the idea?......you need more...

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 Potgieter
Nicolene Potgieter
  • 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 Potgieter
Nicolene Potgieter
  • 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 Beattie
Milton Beattie
  • Gary Meaker

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

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda

I have worked to END the death penalty in this country ALL my life! I do not believe that the state has the right to murder someone. I don't care what country it is, the DEATH PENALTY IS WRONG! ALWAYS!

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda
  • Sherrie Miranda

Put them in jail for LIFE. Let them suffer. Do not become judge, fury and executioner. Many people is the U.S. have been executed only to find out that they were innocent. If you have the death penalty, they will try to use it against the people that protest the government and against the minorities in their country. Mark my words!

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda
  • Sherrie Miranda

Totally wrong! No ifs, ands or buts!

Nicolene Potgieter
Nicolene Potgieter
  • Sherrie Miranda

apart from you being so very appalled - what alternative can you give me? any solutions? or do you just enjoy trolling?

Connie Heuer
Connie Heuer
  • Sherrie Miranda

I WONDER WHAT YOUR FEELINGS WOULD BE IF YOUR ELDERLY RELATIVES WERE BLUDGEONED TO DEATH, FOR THEIR MEAGER BELONGINGS. LET THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME..

Marie-Claire Martinoli

NO, NO, NO, Abolish the death penalty : The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state. This cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment is done in the name of justice.
It violates the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Nicolene Potgieter
Nicolene Potgieter
  • Marie-Claire Martinoli

like all of these anti-death penalty people ,you do say what you think about it ,but none of you can provide us with an alternative to the scourge that is happening. Bring a solution, an alternative,then I might change my mind. Sorry that you feel that people who rape and torture other people deserve life. What about a victim and their families lives?

Glenda Drinkwater
Glenda Drinkwater

BARBARIC -HANG EM!

Glenda Drinkwater
Glenda Drinkwater
  • Glenda Drinkwater

HANG EM HIGH !

James Harlan
James Harlan

Remove from Facebook

Nicolene Potgieter
Nicolene Potgieter
  • James Harlan

?

Michael Schiffmann
Michael Schiffmann

Most commentaries here are tantamount to hate-mail; they're monstrous and horrifying, in response to a horrifying monstrosity. Please, folks, stop and think, go to www.deathpenaltyinfo.org and inform yourself of the terrible consequences of allowing that state to kill. This is the sound advice of David Brown below, and I totally agree. I, for one, will NOT sign this petition and will ask all my friends to also not sign it. More humane solutions have to be found for this very real problem.

Nicolene Potgieter
Nicolene Potgieter
  • Michael Schiffmann

well you better hurry up and think then Michael! Because while you think of 'better' solutions for these poor murderers - a 98 old granny was raped,a 2 year old was so brutally raped and left for dead, she is still in hospital and will never be able to have kids of her own.but hey lets be humane to these poor poor barbarians.shame.

Ane Marit Ellasdatter Willmann

Dear every one advocating the death penalty on this page: do you not, if you stop to think about it, realise that you're setting a very bad example trying to combat violence, anger and hate for other humans through being angry, hating other humans and wishing violence upon them?

Eye for an eye will eventually leave the whole world blind.

Nicolene Potgieter
Nicolene Potgieter
  • Ane Marit Ellasdatter Willmann

we are not as angry as we are beyond sad and have had enough. We officially have the most crowded prisons in the WORLD, we are also the rape capital in the world.We cannot walk 500m to the shop without being afraid.So pray tell,where you sit snug as a bug in Scandinavia where a robbery makes front page news,would you suggest we do hmm? Have you seen the pictures of the victims of brutal murder in SA? I can send you heaps...everyday.Our grandparents gets raped with broken bottles after they...

we are not as angry as we are beyond sad and have had enough. We officially have the most crowded prisons in the WORLD, we are also the rape capital in the world.We cannot walk 500m to the shop without being afraid.So pray tell,where you sit snug as a bug in Scandinavia where a robbery makes front page news,would you suggest we do hmm? Have you seen the pictures of the victims of brutal murder in SA? I can send you heaps...everyday.Our grandparents gets raped with broken bottles after they burn them with irons only to take a cellphone.What type of human does this? I'm not advocating hate, I simply want them gone,out of society. Shoot them into space would be better,just a pity our petrol is so damn expensive!

Alan Charles Laird
Alan Charles Laird

We definitely need a deterrant to rape , murder and armed robbery. The government keeps saying the harshest punishment must be given. well a life in prison is not the harshest.

Zandilee Lee
Zandilee Lee
  • Alan Charles Laird

Ofcoarse not... they get dstv in prison! what kind of a punishment is that?

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