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Minister Masutha to officially open Schweizer Reneke Sexual Offences Court

20 July 2015

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv. Michael Masutha, MP, will officially open the Schweizer Reneke Sexual Offences Court in the North West province on Wednesday, 22 July 2015.

The court will be capacitated with specially trained officials and equipment that will assist to reduce any chance of secondary trauma for victims of sexual violence. This is one of Justice and Constitutional Development department’s priorities to address increasing number of sexual offences reported and to directly respond to the implementation of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007.

As part of his contribution to Mandela Month, Minister Masutha will then proceed to visit Reamogetse Centre for Children with Disabilities in Ipelegeng where he will hand over donated material, help with the painting of the centre and interact with the children.

He will conclude his day with an imbizo at Ipelegeng Community Centre where he is expected to interact with approximately 400 residents on Access to Justice and other services offered by the department. Members of the media are invited to the launch as follows:

Opening of Schweizer-Reneke Sexual Offences Court
Time: 09h00
Venue: Schweizer Reneke Magistrate’s Court
Visit to Reamogetse Centre for Children with Disabilities
Time: 11h00
Venue: Ipelegeng
Imbizo
Time: 11h45
Venue: Ipelegeng Community Centre


For media confirmations, please contact Andile Tshona on 073 566 3345/ ATshona@justice.gov.za or Mr Junior Kotu on 079 192 9194/  Jkotu@justice.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development  

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