khulumani-header-transparentkhulumani-color-logo-transparent

  • Written by  www.sowetan.co.za
  • Published in In the News
  • Read 2095 times

Victims vital in granting of pardons

RYAN Albutt, the man who went on a rampage attacking black people and killing one in the process, will not be granted presidential pardon without the consent of his victims.

Albutt's bid to exclude the people he attacked in Kuruman, Northern Cape, 14 years ago failed when the Constitutional Court ruled that his application for a pardon could not be processed without their participation.

Human rights organisations have welcomed the court's decision. "This is a significant victory for victims. We hope it will be a turning point in how the government treats them," Khulumani support group spokesperson Tshepo Madlingozi said.

Yesterday Chief Justice Chris Ngcobo ruled that victims were entitled to be heard before the president makes any decision to grant a pardon under the special dispensation.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Follow us on Facebook

@KhulumaniAfrica

Khulumani (KSG)
Tue Feb 21 05:59:54 +0000 2017

Khulumani Australian Partner Marks International Women's Day 2017 With A Fundraising Event with a Special Focus... https://t.co/NjA9CwemGX
Khulumani (KSG)
Fri Feb 17 05:37:55 +0000 2017

Yesterday's launch of the book, BODIES OF TRUTH, is covered in the Cape Times today - well done Rita Kesselring!... https://t.co/B6IbRKjx73
Khulumani (KSG)
Thu Feb 16 09:56:57 +0000 2017

Affected Family members in the Maletswai Municipality interrogating the report
Khulumani (KSG)
Thu Feb 16 09:45:21 +0000 2017

Aliwal North Khulumani Chairperson receiving the report of the ground penetrating radar survey of the section of... https://t.co/QHfZMLBQ9e