- The death penalty is considered a harsh crime by some people but others feel it's exactly what South Africa needs
- The IFP's Chief Whip Narend Singh feels that the death penalty would deter people from committing heinous crimes
- Singh added that the overwhelming response from South Africans is that they want the death penalty to return
Narend Singh, Chief Whip of the IFP, recently discussed the party's hope that the death penalty could be brought back in South Africa.
Singh wrote a letter to Parliament in hope that a discussion about bringing back this serious punishment could be started.
EWN reports that Singh feels the current state of crime in South Africa needs to be addressed and an alternative punishment must be considered for heinous crimes.
Singh adds that the current justice system is failing South Africans.
Briefly.co.za reported about a month ago that the IFP wants South Africa to consider bringing the death penalty back.
According to Singh, the general South African public agrees that the death penalty should be brought back. He says the overwhelming response showed this desire.
Singh added that the death penalty should not be used to punish all criminals, only the ones that a panel has decided deserves such a serious punishment.
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