Senekal last week had nothing to do with solutions. It was all about politicians’ testosterone. It was all about politicians’ egos. What useful idea came out of all that heat and noise generated by all those politicians in Senekal last week? There is nothing. Nothing that makes SA a better place. Nothing that leads us to a better understanding of race relations in SA after 1994. Nothing that is a solution to farm murders – many of whose victims are poorly paid, desperate black people – or a solution to the incredibly horrendous murder and crime problem in this country.
Granting them [Schabir Shaik and Eugene de Kock] presidential pardons will create a perception that the politically connected can get away with everything. This is more like condoning serious crimes and it is going to make a fight against crime a lot harder. – Stephen Friedman in The CitizenBACK TO TOP