Pretoria: President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock and outrage at the reported gang rape and brutal murder of Western Cape teenager Anene Booysen. President Zuma said the entire nation was outraged at this extreme violation and destruction of a young human life.
“This act is shocking, cruel and most inhumane. It has no place in our country. We must never allow ourselves to get used to these acts of base criminality to our women and children.”
The President further called on the courts to “impose the harshest sentences on such crimes, as part of a concerted campaign to end this scourge in our society”.
He said government would never rest until the perpetrators and all those who rape and abuse women and children, are given the maximum justice that the law allows.
The 17-year-old girl was discovered by a security guard at a construction site in Bredasdorp after being brutally raped and left for dead during the early hours of Saturday morning by a group of men. She managed to identify one of her alleged attackers before passing on.