Lockdown: No inmates to be transported to court

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Lockdown: No inmates to be transported to court

Ronald Lamola Minister of Justice and Correctional Services can be seen at GCIS throughout a press briefing , 16 December 2019, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Lamola stated the Master’s Office, nevertheless, would proceed with important companies.

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has introduced inmates in prisons throughout the nation is not going to be transported to court.

He stated at a briefing on Wednesday: “[Court] postponements will be facilitated by means of video platforms from our correctional companies to the courts.”

Lamola joined members of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster along with Governance, State Capacity and Institutional Development (GSCID) Cluster to temporary the media about authorities interventions forward of the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

This after President Cyril Ramaphosa introduced on Monday night the lockdown was obligatory to assist curb the unfold of the coronavirus.

Lamola stated the Master’s Office, nevertheless, would proceed with important companies.

“The Master’s Office will proceed, for insurances, with burial and different related requirements. The relaxation may have to be postponed up till there’s normality.”

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng introduced earlier on Wednesday all courts, however the coronavirus pandemic, would proceed to function, to a restricted extent, in coping with pressing instances.

But this is not going to embrace the Constitutional Court and different superior courts that are at the moment in recess.

The nationwide lockdown will come into impact at midnight on Thursday.

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live at 2020-03-25 20:40:22

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