DA blasts Cyril Ramaphosa for saying prisoners should do 'hard labour'

The DA has blasted President Cyril Ramaphosa for suggesting that prisoners should do “hard labour” instead of going to jail and “enjoying life there”.

On Sunday Ramaphosa told journalists and crowds in Limpopo, when he visited the family of murdered Capricorn TVET college student Precious Ramabulana, that his government would work to change the justice system and make prison “less enjoyable” for inmates, adding that those who were convicted of crimes against women and children should remain behind bars for life and “under the harshest conditions”. “They should not be in jail enjoying life there.

They should be subjected to the harshest labour in prison.

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