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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Man who fed black man to lions gets parole

Mark Scott-Crossley, the white owner of a construction company, initially sentenced to life in jail in 2005 for ordering that a black man be beaten and then thrown to a pack of lions, was last week released on parole - a stunning turn in the notorious “lion’s den case” that has left many South Africans enraged.

“It is clear from the poor working class, poor communities that those who are rich and white will continue to be treated differently than those who are poor,” a statement from the North West Congress of South African Trade Unions said. Several other organisations issued similar words of protest.

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