Today the Modimolle Regional Court in Limpopo sentenced the white man Stefan Hepburn to a term of six years imprisonment for killing a black farm worker Jan Railo. Hepburn, who had been convicted in 2018 for culpable homicide hunted and killed Railo like a bush-pig in the Tuinplaas farm in 2017.
In a white supremacist society it is necessary to equate blacks to animals – to render them subhuman beings so as to secure the white power project. In the mind of white justice equating blacks to animals and killing them is not the same as killing human beings who are white. Black First Land First (BLF) is appalled by the disturbingly light sentence imposed on Hepburn whose conduct was clearly racist.
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