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Julius Malema opposed to death penalty as way of dealing with violent crime

Melama said people must not be emotional over the issue

EFF leader Julius Malema has said he is against the introduction of the death penalty in South Africa as a way of dealing with violent crime.

Julius Malema was speaking at a press conference today where he addressed a lot of issues including the xenophobic violence in parts of South Africa and the growing scourge of gender based violence (GBV).

Malema’s comments on the death penalty come at a time when some South Africans are calling for it’s introduction following a spike in violent crime targeting women and children.

One of the arguments put forward by Malena is that the South African justice system is expensive and this prohibits proper representation, especially in cases of wrong convictions.

“We don’t support death penalty. Anyone who says we must bring death penalty must bring scientific evidence of where death penalty has succeeded in reducing crime. We must not be emotional here and start taking wrong decisions which are going to victimise all of us”. said Malema.

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