Essential justice services available in the morning, says Lamola

Essential justice services available in the morning, says Lamola

The Department of Justice says courts will only be open for essential justice services between 10am and 1pm every day

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This is according to new amended regulations published by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola on Wednesday.

The department’s spokesperson Chrispin Phiri says the new regulations will be enforced throughout the lockdown period.

“Family law services will only attend to urgent applications in respect of matters referred to the family advocate by the court with urgent applications. Applications for protection orders will still be addressed, as will enforcement orders.

Phiri says this is being done to limit the spread of Covid-19.

“Persons whose matters are on the court rolls and not urgent should therefore, for purposes of the lockdown, stay home and not attend to the courthouses until after the lockdown. The courts will also ensure that they are advised of the new dates to which their matters were postponed.”



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