Widow wants death sentence for farm murderers

Widow wants death sentence for farm murderers

Johannesburg – A woman whose husband was killed in a farm attack two-and-a-half years ago called for the reinstatement of the death penalty at public hearings on Monday.

Bernadette Hall, who was speaking at the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) public hearings on farm attacks, was asked what kind of sentence she thought would be appropriate for those found guilty of farm killings.

She hesitated for a few moments before replying: “It’s impossible… I personally feel the death sentence, or a really lengthy prison sentence.”

Hall said the problem with long imprisonment was that taxpayers had to pay for criminals to be fed and clothed.

“Our tax money is paying for that. I still end up looking after the man that killed my husband.”…

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