Do Magistrates Delay Courts?

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FRANCISTOWN: Some attorneys are unhappy about disrespect for time among magistrates.

the attorneys have claim. Commenting yesterday, the Regional Magistrate, Terrence Rannowane, disputed the allegations. Rannowane said court should sit at 0830hrs.
"Court sitting does not necessarily mean going for open court.  Rannowane supervises magistrates in the region.

"The court session doesn't only mean criminal court but it also includes civil matters. If the magistrate does not sit for the open court at 0830hrs he or she would be dealing with civil matters in his or her chambers. They usually start dealing with those civil matters as early as 0730hrs," said Rannowane.

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