Jana Smit and Cezanne Visser do not deserve a 2nd chance; they should rot in jail, be hung or worse. They have not and will never accept responsibility for their acts; in fact they are scum and no curse could be bad enough to send them to hell.
This from so many ranting on N24. That’s now over and above the good, subtle, poor and even some very insulting wit posted and also besides the threats of personal injury and worse should the hypothetical, “if it were my relative, daughter, mother, aunt”, actually was true.
The days of an “Eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” are gone.
In place we have a police, judicial and penal system that in theory should result in investigation, legal processing and incarceration/rehabilitation. Both Jana and Cezanne were subject to these.
From the comments as previously mentioned, could one thus surmise that these are voices of dissatisfaction with the policing, judicial and penal systems of South Africa? And that the Jana and Cezanne cases are the outlet?
Or should one just believe that they were not manipulated (as that was what both claimed as part of their defence), and that they are just “bad” and that they cannot become “good”?
Paul of Tarsus, King Charles VII of France, Johnny Cash, George Corley Wallace, Jr., Thomas à Becket, Merle Haggard, JJ Maloney, are people who could be considered as bad turned good. Our own FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela could both perhaps be boxed with the previous.
So can only men do this? Is there a time span involved? Are women exempt?
Jana and Cezanne did do, were caught and paid. The merits of the paid are not the issue. The point is that we have many who do and do not pay. They have not been caught, because they are protected, because they are manipulated, because they are exempt, because we do not care; who knows? Men and women, of all colours and all persuasions.
Causing harm by action, inaction, ideology, politics, greed, and any other reason one could think of. Causing harm to children, women, men and society on a larger scale and with deeper impact than Jana and Cezanne could ever do.
Should we stone Jana and Cezanne, and should they be scorned for life? Or should we rather take hands and eradicate the cancer that so pervasively erode that what we should be?
Plain, ordinary, good people?.....
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