29 May 2013
The African Christian Democratic Party said it welcomes the reestablishment of dedicated sexual offences courts throughout the country.
This follows the budget vote by the Justice and Constitutional Development in Parliament today.
The ACDP said it is concerned by the severe budgetary constraints upon both the department, NPA and other entities.
ACDP MP Steve Swart said he believes that the Department of Justice, National Prosecuting Authority and other crime fighting bodies are not being sufficiently funded to enable them to effectively fight crime.
“We call upon Government and national treasury to consider our request for additional funding for the Department of Justice and the National Prosecuting Authority.
“Without additional funding we will not be able to have effective courts that will enforce the rule of law and make sure those criminals are put behind bars” Swart added.
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