The death of nine-year-old Sadia Sukhraj in a botched hijacking in KwaZulu-Natal has seen the birth of a petition to bring back the death penalty.
It has attracted more than 19‚000 signatures since it was launched on Monday.
The call has become as automatic response to violent crime in the country with hundreds of South Africans signing online petitions in favour of the death sentence every year.
“Nineteen-thousand is an impressive number of signatures for a petition‚ and statistics and other similar petitions seem to suggest that‚ if a nationwide consensus was taken‚ the majority of South Africans would call for the reinstatement of the death penalty‚” said University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Law senior lecturer Suhayfa Bhamjee.
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Nivashni Nair – TimesLIVE