Abolish death penalty

EDITROR - I would like to side with Amnesty International strongly in their call that we should remove the death penalty entirely from the new draft constitution.

Section 4.5 allows for the imposition of the death penalty on a person convicted of murder, but exempts all women, men under 21 years and those over 70 years of age. It should be abolished fully – regardless of gender and the circumstances in which a crime is committed. The death penalty is a violation of the right to life and the ultimate cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment. – Pythias Makonese, by email

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