Parallel law

2008-05-24 00:00

IT may surprise many South Africans to hear that 22 million fellow citizens answer to another legal system. The Traditional Courts Bill, which updates colonial and apartheid-era law, is currently before Parliament’s justice committee. In its present form it will entrench the power of chiefs over both civil and criminal matters in rural areas. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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