Toilet tussle: Magistrates lose court battle

2008-05-22 00:00

Pietermaritzburg’s prosecutors emerged the victors yesterday in their battle to be allowed the use of the magistrates’ toilets, but so far have proved too timid to venture into the lion’s den as it were.

The Witness was told that the court manager instructed court security officials to remove all locks from the magistrates’ loos.

By yesterday morning no locks remained on the doors in question, but then prosecutors appeared loathe to enter.

Earlier this week prosecutors and other court staff met to voice their grievances over the refusal of some district magistrates to allow them use of their toilet facilities.

The row was sparked by an altercation between a senior public prosecutor and magistrate when the former attempted to enter the magistrates’ loo.

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