Cane killings: ANC women to picket outside high court

2011-01-18 00:00

THE ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) in KwaZulu-Natal announced yesterday that it will hold a picket outside the high court in Durban when convicted serial killer Thozamile Taki is sentenced tomorrow.

Taki was found guilty of 13 counts of murder and 13 counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances arising from a string of attacks on women whom he had lured with a promise of employment.

The bodies of the victims were dumped in sugarcane plantations in Umzinto on the South Coast and in tea plantations in Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape.

In a statement issued yesterday, the ANCWL said it believes the judgment by Judge King Ndlovu, who convicted Taki, will be a deterrent against the abuse of women.

“The sentencing should send a clear message that those who are abusing women’s rights will soon have no place to hide. The ANCWL also believes that the judgment handed down to Mr Taki clearly shows that our justice system is sensitive to the people’s call, that those who are abusing women have no place in our society,” said Nonhlanhla Khoza, the league’s provincial secretary.

The ANCWL said ANC leaders and alliance members will picket outside the high court tomorrow and they invited the public to join in.


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