‘Huge disaster’ as court recordings go missing at Pietermaritzburg High Court

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The Pietermaritzburg High Court.
The Pietermaritzburg High Court.
Nash Narrandes

There are grave concerns about notorious criminals going free after certain audio recordings between 2016 and 2020 from three Pietermaritzburg High Court rooms are nowhere to be found.

This comes after three recorders from B, D and F courts were removed to be fixed due to a technical fault. When they were brought back to the courts, the information recorded there was no longer on the system.

This allegation was confirmed by sources at the high court, who said there have been e-mails back and forth between the court and the Department of Justice to try and retrieve these documents, to no avail.

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