Inequality in South Africa’s criminal justice system

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Wits Justice Project senior journalist, Carolyn Raphaely, has been following Ronnie Fakude’s case for quite some time now. Just recently, Fakude was granted the right to be let out on bail under the condition that he be electronically tagged and monitored. Fakude is the first awaiting trial detainee in the history of South Africa to be electronically tagged.

In the midst of the Oscar Pistorius trial which is drawing worldwide media attention, stories like Fakude’s demonstrate inequalities before the law in South Africa and the disparities between those in prison with money and those without money.

Read more about the recent developments in Fakude’s case:

Inequality before the law: Oscar Pistorius vs Ronnie Fakude on the Daily Maverick 

Disparities in prison system are apparent in The Star (read the pdf here)

Read previous stories on Fakude’s case:

Denying paraplegic bail is ‘torture’

Paraplegics hellish ordeal in prison

Have you heard about Prisoner A?

In prison and disabled from gun violence

Handicapped and waiting for trial – the story of Prisoner X

Help for South Africa’s Prisoner A

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