Appointment: De Lange to revamp justice

2008-05-13 00:00

Cape Town — Deputy Justice Minister Johnny de Lange has been appointed by President Thabo Mbeki to head the revamping of SA’s criminal justice system.

Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula announced the appointment yesterday, saying De Lange will co-ordinate all the parts of the criminal justice system to ensure that they all work together.

He said part of the modernisation of the court system will allow for bail to be paid at any court and not only at the court where the accused appears, allowing family members who live far away to pay bail, thus reducing the number of awaiting trial detainees in jails.

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