Reopen Cape Town Trafficking syndicate case! Zero jail time is outrageous

Reopen Cape Town Trafficking syndicate case! Zero jail time is outrageous

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Please consult News24 article for more on the story. I will give a brief rundown below:

South Africa remains ravaged with the disappearance of woman and girls, missing persons cases are a daily issue. Outraged for the treatment of women in this country has been expressed time and time again in national protests.

With this being said, the capture of a trafficking syndicate in the Cape Town should be an opportunity for our justice system to react energetically and serve justice. But once again, our government fails us. All the culprits in this Cape Town Trafficking syndicate leave free with suspended sentences, meaning NO JAIL TIME for the heinous crimes committed (given they do not commit more crimes). These crimes include:

• kidnapping minors

• trafficking for sexual purposes

• keeping of a brothel

• extortion involving more than R3 million

 

It is clear that such crimes deserve to be punished with the full extent of the law. As a young woman in South Africa, I am insulted and appalled by their suspended sentences. I recall threats of heavy fines and jail time for going for a jog during level 5 lockdown or being caught with alcohol. However guilty human and child trafficking suspects get off with a slap on the wrist. 

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