Courts: Special Sittings On Public Holidays

2007-12-13 00:00

Special courts will sit on the public holidays of December 17 and 26 this year in Durban.

One court will be in session at the Durban Magistrate’s Court and the other at the Point Branch Court between 7.45 am and 4.15 pm, the KwaZulu-Natal Justice and Constitutional Development Department announced yesterday.

Depending on the number of cases received, another additional court could be opened at the Durban Magistrate’s Court on December 26.

One of the reasons is to alleviate overcrowding of police cells, as offenders are arrested over the holidays and stay in the cells awaiting their first court appearances.

The special sitting of the courts was introduced last year and proved to be successful.

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