23 October 2013
The Alliance for
Rural Democracy said it is delighted that the Traditional Courts Bill was
refereed back to the provinces for further discussion.
This is after several concerns were
raised including the bill not having adequate protection for women and
confusion about funding for the proposed traditional courts.
Last week five provinces voted
against the bill which include the Western and Eastern
Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo and the
Rural Democracy Spokesperson Nomboniso Gasa said they are concern about the
reports of committee in KwaZulu Natal and in Mpumalanga where
it suggested that there may be some pressure on these provinces to re-consider
“We ask the executive to respect the
parliamentary process and we also ask the executive to listen rural people when
they say stop the traditional Courts Bill,” Gasa added.
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