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NEWS: Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said there will be Postponement of criminal cases.

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Justice Minister Ronald Lamola said all criminal trials enrolled during the lockdown must be postponed to dates after the lockdown, except for trials where the interests of justice dictate otherwise or where special arrangements have been made with the judicial officers involved in the matter.

Lamola also said personal distancing must be practised at all times, should cases proceed as scheduled under the new provisions.

Civil cases that are not identified as urgent and essential services may not be placed on the court roll for the duration of the period of lockdown.

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