Friday, July 21, 2006

Solidarity declares war on crime

"Stop the murders", a campaign designed to force the South African government to act decisively against crime, was recently launched by Solidarity's civil rights wing, Afriforum.

The campaign follows the gory murder of a member of Solidarity, Frans Pieterse. The campaign's website ( describes the attack as follows:

"Mr. Pieterse was tortured for more than four hours. His attackers burnt him with boiling water, cut open his head and strangled him with a shoe-lace. The murderers also dripped molten plastic on Mr Pieterse's ten year old son, Gideon. The murder took place in the presence of Mr Pieterse's wife, Daleen, and his children Gideon and Anuscka(3)."