The ANC Womens League says it plans to appeal the verdict:
ANCWL has consistently campaigned for harsh sentences in all cases of violence against women and children. As an organisation we are highly concerned with the high level of femicide in our country. Statistics indicate that a woman is killed in every eight hours in South Africa.
This situation is abnormal and should be unacceptable to every citizen. We would want to see this verdict being expunged as a precedent setting case in our statutes.