Get the ANC to pay compensation to victims? No way.
Where’s the money going to come from to do that AND keep the gravy train rolling? Nah, ah. Good luck with that.
We’d be broke as a country inside a month.
A crime charter needs to be established to enforce the rights of victims, DA leader Helen Zille said at a crime imbizo in Durban.
"It is often said that when a South African is a victim of crime, they are a victim twice... "They are victimised first by violent criminals and then re-victimised by the criminal justice system. This has to change."
According to the DA, victims of crime needed active assistance from the state to recover from their ordeal and move on with their lives.
"They (crime victims) should be entitled to compensation for medical and other costs they are forced to incur," Zille said in remarks prepared for delivery.
"There needs to be a legally enforceable Victims of Crime Charter that sets out exactly what the rights of victims are and how they will be enforced."
Zille said such a charter would give citizens the right to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity. She said no amount of money could undo the damage wreaked by violent crime, but no victim should have to suffer financial loss as a result of it.
"All victims of violent crime should be entitled to compensation for the emotional, psychological and medical trauma they are put through."