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South Africans are Calling for the Death Penalty in Response to Violence Against Women

This comes after the horrific murder of several young South African women.

The past few days have been a tumultuous time for South Africans. Uyinene Mrwetyana, a 19-year-old student from the University of Cape Town, went missing a little over a week ago. Yesterday, a 42-year-old man was charged with her rape and murder, a crime he claims to have allegedly committed in the Post Office after his colleagues had gone home. Last week Friday, South African boxing champion, Leighandre "Baby Lee" Jegels, was shot and killed, allegedly by her policeman boyfriend. As if that weren't enough, 6-year-old Amy-Lee de Jager, was abducted just outside of her school by four men who then demanded a R2 million ransom (USD 131 000). Fortunately, de Jager was recently found unharmed and returned to her family.

In light of the unceasing violence against women, South Africans are calling for the return of the death penalty.

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