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56 new courts for Cup crime

2010-06-01 21:02
Johannesburg - Justice Minister Jeff Radebe will announce the opening of 56 courts, dedicated to criminal matters relating to the World Cup on Thursday, the department of justice said.

"Minister Radebe will officially announce the designation of 56 courts and will share information on their state of readiness as dedicated courts that will hear all criminal matters relating to the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament," the department said in a statement on Tuesday.

The courts, which are situated close to stadiums and ports of entry in host cities, would also hear matters relating to municipal by-law violations, the department said.

"These dedicated courts... will contribute towards the efficient administration of the criminal justice system for all."

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