To the Minister of Finance Mr Trevor A. Manuel
Mail:Private Bag X115, PRETORIA, 0001
Street: Old Reserve Bank Building, 2nd Floor, 40 Church Square, PRETORIA
Ref: Murder case of convicted prisoner William Kekana for the murder and rape of Cliff Rawstorne’s mother Hester Rawstorne (age 52), his fiancé Janine Drennen (age 24), their daughter Kayla (age 1) and a 17 year old teenage girl who survived the ordeal and is currently in a witness protection program.
As a tax-paying citizen of South-Africa, it is my moral duty and obligation, to protest against contributing to all future expenses of the State to keep alive and in good health killer William Kekane, convicted for the murder and rape of these women. The principle applied by the State is clear: The rights of the perpetrators of murder to live, are placed above the rights of the victims to live.
The worst a convicted murderer can expect is a lengthy period of incarceration within a “protected environment” where he receives balanced diets and good medical attention. Given the other “under the table” privileges which prisoners organize for themselves, he undoubtedly has many other “benefits” -- even drugs.
We, the taxpayers, are expected to keep alive such a monster despite the fact that there has been no referendum on the death penalty. The government accepts that a “majority vote” is sufficient to put them into power, but refuse to accept that a “majority vote” should decide whether or not murderers should be executed. If you refuse to hold a referendum on the re-introduction of the death penalty, it is only fair that South Africans have the choice to indicate who among them is willing to have their tax money used for the upkeep of murderers in prison. Those who are willing to do so should be exclusively taxed for this purpose.
William Kekana has through his actions proved that he has NOT earned the RIGHT TO LIVE as prescribed by the Bill of Rights in the Constitution. His actions rather indicate that he chooses the RIGHT NOT TO LIVE, which is so obviously absent from our constitution, and should be supported in his choice and assisted in self termination.
The state could not effectively protect Kekana’s victims from this barbaric misdemeanor, and my taxes should only fund the effort of the state to make the Bill of Rights, as per our Constitution, a reality for all murder, rape and robbery victims, as well as for all LAW-ABIDING South-African citizens.
In light of the above, I demand a tax-refund for all post-trial expenses in keeping William Kekana alive and in prison.
In addition, I regard it as my right as a tax-payer that you should publish all post trial costs for William Kekana, as well as all other murderers in prison, and inform me when I will receive back taxes paid up to now – and how much rebate will be allowed for each tax year, based on the cost of incarceration of all “life-sentence” prisoners. I demand a full refund.
This letter is proof of my formal OBJECTION and APPLICATION.
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