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Mthatha Magistrate's Court services not affected by blaze

Sep 19, 2017
Mthatha Magistrate's Court services not affected by blaze

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on Tuesday said that an investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of a fire that damaged the Mthatha Magistrates’ Court building on Monday afternoon.

"At least one office was gutted and all the documents, furniture and office equipment that were in it have been destroyed," said Mthunzi Mhaga, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services.

Mhaga said that the Mthatha Magistrates’ Court will retrieve information from the backup system to reconstruct destroyed files.

Meanwhile, the Department of Justice and Correctional Services would like to inform members of the public that services are continuing as normal.

"The Department reiterates its commitment to providing access to justice to all members of the public," said Mhaga.