Saturday, October 03, 2009

More madness in the Eastern Cape

Axe killer suspect was on bail
2009-10-03 12:44

I am not posting this article because of the savagery that is evident here, but rather because of the subtext of being out on bail. It is beyond comprehension as to why an accused murderer is out on the street.

When I first moved to the USA, we lived in California, and for us, bewildered foreigners out of Africa, it was an eye opener to see a first world country judiciary system working.

Harsh sentences for petty crimes, for instance, 15 years for minor fraud, lying under oath, etc. And the sentence will last for at least 10 years. More serious crime? 25 to 30 years is not uncommon. Life to the death penalty for violent crimes. They really do not have much sympathy for criminals.

And the real eye opener was that regardless the political orientation of the society, be it left to right, Republican or Democrat, blue or red, they had NO tolerance for crime. I guess it is a testament to being civilized.

An accused murderer out on bail? Please. This system will lock him up, and if they can, they will throw the key away. And if for some or other reason they are proved wrong at trial time, they will not even apologize. The accused has to go through lengthy legal processes to get compensation, and to clear his name. And believe me, they are rarely wrong.

The violent crime in South Africa will NEVER go away.


Firstly, the savage nature of the South African blacks;

Secondly, poor policing;

Thirdly, a judiciary tolerance for criminals. In other words, a broken judiciary system, that will not be fixed in our life time; and

Fourthly, a community that embraces and glorifies crime.

Johannesburg - A 42-year-old man alleged to have hacked to death four children and a 78-year-old woman was already on bail, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday.

The man was facing trial for the 2005 murder of his brother. His bail had been paid for by his mother, the 79-year old woman who was found dead on Saturday morning, said Captain Zamukulungisa Jozana.

The children, all boys, were ages four, 11, 13 and 16. They were all family relations of the 42-year-old man. Two of them, the four-year-old and 16-year-old, were visiting from Bojane near Ngcobo. Two of the children, 11 and 13, were his brothers.

"This is not the first time the suspect killed people in the same house," said Jozana as the 2005 murder had happened in the same place.
The three younger children were killed in their sleep while it is believed the 16-year-old attempted to escape, said Superintendent Mzukisi Fatyela.

The bodies were discovered by a neighbour who stopped to borrow some sugar. Outside the house he found the 42-year-old man who led him to the bodies and the murder weapon, an axe.

5 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

The South African black is no more savage in nature than the South African white or a white in any other part of the world. I think your other three points about the crime are quite valid.

Anonymous said...

Very similar situation in Queensland in Aus. There's a low tolerance for crime and the law is used to deter as well as being punitive as it should be. Funnily enough, they are more lax with aboriginals than with the rest of the country which leads to outcries of discrimination from time to time. SA will never get on top of its crime problem if it doesn't show average Sipho that the law has teeth.

Angulus Calx said...

Thnx Anon. I however stand by my observation of savage blacks in SA.

You, however, made me curious, and I did a bit of research on the meaning of the word "savage".

And it makes me even more convinced that my observation is correct.

Of or pertaining to the forest

remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature;
wild; as, a savage wilderness.

Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.

Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.

Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.

A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.

A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.

To make savage.

And then a quote from Ayn Rand

"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men."

Viking said...


Ayn Rand? well quoted!

Anonymous said...

See you are back again Greg