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Request a further warrant of arrest of a Domestic Violence respondent

The clerk of the court will issue a second or further warrant of arrest if a complainant files an affidavit stating that such a warrant is needed for his or her protection. A warrant will also be issued if the existing warrant of arrest

  • was executed and cancelled; or
  • has been lost or destroyed.

Steps to follow

  • Complete Form 9: Affidavit for purposes of further warrant of arrest at your nearest police station.
  • Submit the completed form to a member of SAPS,
  • If it appears to a member concerned that, there are a reasonable grounds to suspect that the complainant may suffer imminent harm, the member must forthwith arrest the respondent.

Legal framework

Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (Act 116 of 1998) and related regulations are available on this page: http://www.justice.gov.za/legislation/acts/acts_full.htm

Service standard

The warrant of arrest may be issued on the same day.

Cost

The service is free.

Forms to complete

All forms relating to Domestic Violence are available on this page: http://www.justice.gov.za/forms/form_dva.htm

Contact details

Department of Justice – Chief Directorate: Promotion of the Rights of Vulnerable Groups
Province: Gauteng
City/town: Pretoria
Tel: 012- 315 1458
Fax: 012 –315 1851
Physical address: Department of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Directorate: Child Justice and Family Law, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria, 0001
Postal address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
Web address: www.justice.gov.za

Department of Justice – Directorate: Gender Issues
Province: Gauteng
City/town: Pretoria
Tel: 012 315 1670
Fax: 012 315 1960
Physical address: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Gender Issues, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria, 0001
Postal address: Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001
Web address: www.justice.gov.za

Contact details for Magistrate Courts (Lower Courts): http://www.justice.gov.za/contact/lowercourts_full.html

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Updated: 2011/07/06