- Apr 4, 2014
I think a lenient sentence with further assistance was required, all things considered - http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/womans-low-iq-led-her-to-sell-her-child-on-gumtree-20160229 + http://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/mother-who-sold-baby-needs-help-1991580Wasn't this sentence linient?
Re the penitence bit -She pleaded guilty and showed penitence.
The lady is clearly damaged but as DJ says, a jail sentence isn't necessarily going to fix that unless it comes with some psychiatric help.“She equated her baby to an object. From my assessments, she showed no signs of empathy toward her child. When I asked how she felt selling her baby, she said she felt nothing,” said Pillay.
With the government's stance on human trafficking and the whole visa/tourism stuff up this sentence some how shows how serious they are and how effective they are at enforcing the law."She was sentenced to a period of five years imprisonment, which was wholly suspended, as well as correctional supervision,”
You really think locking up a mentally challenged woman who for all intents and purposes is not the kind of target they are after, to use as the poster-child for their human-trafficking campaign, was in any way correct for anyone involved?With the government's stance on human trafficking and the whole visa/tourism stuff up this sentence some how shows how serious they are and how effective they are at enforcing the law.