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Lashley: Use the gallows

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Lashley: Use the gallows

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SERIOUS TIMES call for serious measures, says Hamilton Lashley.

Despite not being a proponent of the death penalty, the former Minister of Social Transformation says the gallows may be needed to combat the pervasive level of violence in the country.

The former parliamentarian and community activist’s strong views were expressed after a weekend of bloodshed that saw four separate shootings claim the lives of two men, bringing the year’s total number of deaths by guns to 11. One of them was in his community.

Yesterday, Craigg Holmes, 43, was shot and killed just outside his Halls Road, St Michael home. (AD)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.