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Clive Derby-Lewis and freedom

18 June 2014, 05:00
The right thing to do now is to release Clive Derby-Lewis.Let it be clear from the start: He deserved the death penalty. He & Janus Valuz unnecessarily killed a man in cold blood.

By the grace of God he did not get the death penalty, which both he & Janus Waluz deserved.

But the law and the process of reconciliation (which has all but sunk to the bottom of the sea in South Africa due to an inept ideological ANC/SA-CommunistParty Alliance) demands equality before the law.Vicious murderers from both sides of the spectrum have been granted freedom from persecution, if it could be proven that their deeds were politically motivated.What else than political motivation was his motivation? 

A stupidly un-Christian murderous spirit, yes.But his motivation was nothing else than political.He should have been set free from the beginning (the Truth & Reconciliation Commission under Archbishop Tutu failed herein), but because he was involved in the killing of a hero of the struggle, the Secr. General of the SA Communist Party at the time, Chris Hani, he had to sit in jail till this day - unjustly so in view of the principles concerned. .

That is a travesty of justice as applied in the SA context.I quote Saber Ahmed Jazbhay in an article on News24.com: 
"We cannot achieve a sustainable reconciliation if we allow Mr Lewis to die in prison. He would become a martyr for rabid racists who lurk in crevices seeking a cause to extol what former president De Klerk did as a betrayal of their ignoble supremacist cause... Let’s not be silenced by the evil that Mr Lewis perpetrated and just when we accepted the medical parole of other compromised criminals and let us call upon Minister Masuta to do the right thing."

The apartheid government at the time was afraid that should Mr Nelson Mandela die in prison, he would be a permanent martyr for the struggle against apartheid.

Therefore he was set free.

The same principle, albeit to a much lesser degree, should be applied here.
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