Justice Minister Officially open Refurbished Polokwane Magistrates’ Court – Mega Artists Media

Justice Minister Officially open Refurbished Polokwane Magistrates’ Court

Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Mr Ronald Lamola and Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Mr Sihle Zikalala, officially open the refurbished Polokwane Magistrates’ Court in Limpopo Province on Friday.

The Polokwane Magistrate Court has risen from the ashes of the old court building after it was destroyed by fire on the 19th of October 2012.

 Executive Mayor of Polokwane Municipality, Cllr Makoro John Mpe Mpe marked the opening of the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court with a call to uphold justice.

Reflecting on three decades of democracy, he highlighted strides in law enforcement and legislation to protect the vulnerable.

“The reconstruction of the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court stands as a powerful symbol of our government’s commitment to upholding the principles of fairness and efficiency in the administration of justice.” said Mpe

“This facility will serve as a beacon of hope for all our citizens, providing them with access to a judicial system that operates with integrity and compassion,” added Mpe

The reconstruction of the court commenced on the 16th of October 2019 and was completed on the 7th of March 2023.

The newly rebuilt court premises boast state-of-the-art facilities, including 10 courtrooms (5x Regional Court rooms, 4x District Court rooms including the Sexual Offences Court, 1x Equality Court room), and 18 holding cells.

Polokwane Magistrates’ Court services Seshego, Polokwane, Lebowakgomo and Westernburg communities.

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