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DA outraged at brutal stoning of three Limpopo schoolchildren

Desiree van der Walt
20 August 2012

Desiree van der Walt calls on provincial SAPS to make investigation their number one priority

Brutal murder of Limpopo schoolchildren must be a priority investigation

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is outraged at the brutal stoning to death of three Limpopo schoolchildren (see Sapa report).

The DA calls on Limpopo police to make this investigation their number one priority. The shocking brutality of this triple murder and rape cannot go unpunished. 

The bodies of the three children, aged between 9 and 12, were found in Mookgophong still in their school uniforms with their hands bound. The little girl had apparently been raped before the stoning took place.

The tragedy of these murders is compounded even further by the fact that the children were last seen in the streets protesting against the shortage of teachers and other education problems at Dikobo Primary school.

We call on the police and prosecutors to guarantee the arrest and conviction of the cold-blooded perpetrators without delay.

Statement issued by Desiree van der Walt, DA Limpopo Education Spokesperson, August 20 2012

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Sound like Ubuntu is alive and well
This is disgusting

by The Clever Native on August 20 2012, 15:14
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As Joseph Conrad said:
"We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness. It was very quiet there."

by Realist on August 20 2012, 22:27
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MTDSRIP
May their dear souls rest in peace. Pursue and find these bastards who did thus a
D key justice

by Ak on August 21 2012, 04:56
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Being South African
Being a South African who has elected to stay in the land of his birth, come what may, one would expect that such report would be heard and received with the usual hardened, hackneyed, dismissive defence-response...."this is life in Africa and it's not . .more

by Basil on August 21 2012, 05:34
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what to do
Make a noise,march show how we feel like for the spear

by wishie on August 21 2012, 07:28
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Selective mourning
Those killed at Lonmin were attacking police and there will be a week of mourning for them. There will be nothing for those three children stoned to death in what to me is a far more shocking event - the brutal murder, the betrayal of innocent children. . .more

by Argus Eye on August 21 2012, 08:25
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Limpopo's shining example
That's exactly the sparkling Ubuntuness that Malemanoma and his Pedis' want to impart on the rest of the country...
For not mention the rampant kleptocracy, cadre imbecility and terminal failed state (bantustan) syndrome.

by Injala Apera on August 21 2012, 08:51
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Yes but
The Marakana massacre generates bad international headlines, the murder of three children will not. And thats why the crocodile tears of the ANC government.

by Alto on August 21 2012, 09:30
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@Basil
No Basil...WE'RE not to blame for it.

"I became solemn,saddened and deeply touched"
Gee Basil, and you think the cynical among us don't experience the same emotions?

"I see this crime as being broadly symbolic"
No dude, it was . .more

by John on August 21 2012, 09:52
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@Basil @John

...John is right Basil. Stop beating yourself up with invalid collective guilt.

Unless, of course, you are of the same collective mindset of the perpetrators & their ilk.

If you are "become solemn, saddened and deeply touched" . .more

by John Austin on August 21 2012, 12:48
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Selective mourning continued ...
MPs and religious leaders gathered together today to pay their respects to the dead miners. Well and good, I'm just wondering, however, when this collective of the great and the good will gather to pay their respects to the three children stoned to death . .more

by Argus Eye on August 21 2012, 16:16
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@John@John Austin
Thanks for the comments guys but they don't make me feel any different.
I guess I'm in mourning for those hapless victims and their parents and in dread despair of the fact that such barbarians live among us. Oh for a return of capital punishment to . .more

by Basil on August 21 2012, 17:59
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Maybe....

....its just a LIMPOPO thing ?

YCL condemns stoning to death of Zimbabwean in Limpopo
Mafika Mndebele
14 June 2011

League to use June 16 activities to send a message against xenophobia.....


I hadn't realised . .more

by John Austin on August 22 2012, 12:56
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