Sunday, November 22, 2009

Special courts for Soccer World Cup

By Ofentse Mokae
22 November 2009

South Africa plans to create special courts dedicated to handling crimes committed during the Soccer World Cup.

It aims to speed up the judicial process, especially for cases involving foreigners.

Government hopes the promise of swift justice will help stamp out crime during the event and ease worries of fans visiting one of the world's most violent countries.

Reports say if any foreigners are involved in crimes - either as victims or perpetrators - their cases will receive priority at the special courts.

Meanwhile the South African National Roads Agency says a spate of wet weather in Gauteng has caused a delay in 2010 construction work.

The company says the delays will not have a major impact on next years building deadlines.

This week’s persistent rain brought most of the province’s construction sites to a standstill.


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