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Minister Radebe to officially launch Butterworth Sexual Offences Court, Eastern Cape

By admin
23 August 2013

The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Jeff Radebe, will officially launch the Butterworth Sexual Offences Court, at Butterworth Magistrate Court on Friday, 23 August 2013 at 09H00.

Sexual offences courts are aimed at strengthening the fight against sexual violence in the country. During this financial year, 22 sexual offences courts will be set up nationally and a further 35 will be introduced over the next three years.

As part of the specifications recommended by the Ministerial Task Team, each court will feature a special room for victims to testify, a private waiting room for witnesses, victim support services and specialist presiding officers.

Immediately after the launch of the court, Minister will interact with members of the community on justice services related issues.

Members of the Media are invited as follows:

Part 1: Official launch of Butterworth Sexual Offences Court

  • Date:  Friday, 23 August 2013
  • Venue: Butterworth Magistrate Court , Butterworth (Eastern Cape), 52 Blyth Street, Butterworth 4960
  • Time: 09h00

Part 2: Public Participation Programme

  • Venue:  Toleni Administration Area, R1 Locality

    Open field next to Toleni Junior Secondary School, Butterworth

  • Time: 11h00-13h30

For media confirmations contact: Susan Mphuthi on 082 464 9661

or SMphuthi@justice.gov.za

Enquiries:

Advocate Mthunzi Mhaga

Spokesperson for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

0836418141

Mediaenquiries@justice.gov.za