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Seeking justice in the Rainbow Nation

June 5th, 2013
11:36 AM ET

Christiane Amanpour looks at how two murder cases – one involving a brutal gang rape – have put South Africa's judicial system in the world's spotlight.

CNN’s Juliet Fuisz produced this piece for television.


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode • South Africa
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  1. Liam

    it is interesting how so much attention is given to places like Israel and South Africa and NO attention is given to the fact that in Brazil Indian tribes are being wiped out so that Brazil can host the world cup....build a dam which even its experts say it does not need!! So much for objective journalism!! Ms. Amanpour, yellow jacket & biased journalism much?!

    June 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Reply
  2. André

    The "New South Africa' quickly got rid of discrimination: You no longer need to be qualified to get a job or a contract, you no longer need to complete the contract to get paid for it, the police no longer need to catch or prosecute criminals. Government is no longer accountable to the tax payer for corruption and stealing on a grand scale.

    But one piece of discrimination is stuck on the lawbook: You still need to be the same race as the President to get preferential treatment.

    June 6, 2013 at 4:20 am | Reply
    • stephenjward

      REVERSED APARTHEID IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY,corruption is rife,if you are highly qualified for a jobbut have the WRONG skin colour,sorry the position has been taken,and by a LESS qualified person at that.

      June 9, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Reply
      • LOL.

        Moron.

        June 10, 2013 at 10:20 am |
  3. rie matsumoto

    Hello,番組みました.
    米:気になりす,米・中,会談.
    米がアジアへ,軸を向けるのは,外交・経済的に伸ばすが意味.理解します.中東からアジアへ軸を変える訳でも無く,中東も変わらずの付き合い,理解します.
    アジアの気性に,うんざりしない事,祈ってます.半端なく,しっこい,子供,主張出来ない.私,個人的意見.頑張れ米.
    Iran:Iranは,核を平和的目的と,発言しているが.核を,持たない国からは,核を持つことは,平和に対して,いかくに,なる意味として,受けとる訳だ.持たない国に, 対して,納得する,見解を,聞きたいのだが.
    では また)/~rie matsumoto

    June 6, 2013 at 7:55 am | Reply
  4. Rufus Reeta

    Agree with you somewhere somehow Andre. Although a black guy, sometimes i'm devastated by the mal-practices and incompetence of so many authorities in the so called new S.A. You have so many Ministers who appear sub-standard, compared to, let say Botswana. I wace scared at a border crossing to find a South African cop on duty carrying a service pistol, looking very hung over and drunk arguing about petty stuff with a civilian, threatening quiet seriously that he can shoot him, with People around. Really some of the stuff that goes on in the new S.A can have you ccrying so much. A traumatised society obviously, but Folks we can do more.

    June 6, 2013 at 8:37 am | Reply
  5. Rufus Reeta

    A little advise, the top Cop post, should be that, it should be given to the top Cop. We know its a management position, but the fact of the matter is that in all Countries where Law enforcement is effective and descent, the top Men and Women are decorated Cops who know the trenches well and have proven themselves by defeating the best in the criminal world. Corruption is also rotting S.A, which means that anti corruption bodies are weak and ineffective. The Lawless mentality and the accompanying greed are a thematic concern. Folks strike violently for Pay rises and they get it. Why not talk? or at least avoid killing others in pursuit of more money. Basically a loving,wiser,stronger,disciplined leadership with intergrity is needed to heal S.A and move it forward.

    June 6, 2013 at 9:37 am | Reply
  6. Errol bekker

    The so called "rainbow nation" is a fallacy. Since the ANC was given the country on a silver platter we have had more than 350 000 brutal murders. We have 35 murders per 100 000 compared to America at 14. A woman is raped every few minutes and more than 700 people die in police custody every year. The multiculti left wing bleading hearts and reporters somehow does not notice this. Reverse discrimination is the order of the day.

    June 7, 2013 at 9:10 am | Reply
    • Try again!

      Neither rape nor police brutality have anything to do with reverse discrimination. Not too bright, are you?

      June 10, 2013 at 10:21 am | Reply
      • Errol bekker

        I should have stated "Reverse discrimination is also the order of the day, a subject on it's own. Whites are excluded from employment in Government and Semi-Government departments even as road sweepers. Multi-national companies are also reluctant to employ Whites so as to achieve their Black empowerment targets. Universities also apply higher entrance requirements from Whites especially in the field of medicine. There are presently +/- 600 000 White squatters that were worked out of their jobs and with no State assistance.

        As for my intelligence be assured I am not dumb or retarded but neither am I an Einstein, let say just average. English is my second language but reading your remarks I suspect that I have touched a raw nerve.

        June 11, 2013 at 3:37 am |
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