Public needs to be educated on bail

Broadhurst Magistrates' Court PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Broadhurst Magistrates' Court PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

For years, people’s grievances concerning the issue of bailouts to murder accused persons in particular, has been a worry with members of the public threatening to take the law into their own hands should the accused persons be seen roaming the streets.

It seems the perception that the police arrest suspects and the courts quickly release them on bail having taken hold has left the general public disappointed by the legal system.

Moreover, some people feel the legal gaps are defeatist to the police mandate of clearing the streets of criminals with the guardians of justice deemed to be supportive of the crimes committed.

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