interim protection order was send to me....

Asked by JOHAN on 27-02-2024 14:16:31
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Western Cape

interim protection order was send to me.

Section 4.1.4 was tick to say the matter is referred to the children court for an enquiry, that was done on 11 Dec 23.

They only approved it on 19 Feb to start the enquiry.

Whey do they say it is send for enquiry but only approved it know.?

Dit the magistrate complete the form incorrectly?

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 27-02-2024 14:40:23

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The first date of 11 December 2023 is most certainly the date that the matter was referred to the Childrens Court. Unfortunately, nobody knows on the day how busy the court will be, or if the magistrate can actually deal with the case, so it is quite normal that the case is then postponed until another date (i.e. 19 Feb) when the enquiry is scheduled to start. 

What you've explained is unfortunately the reality of a busy court system - one where there are not enough magistrates/courts to hear everyone on the allocated date. 

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