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Proposed bill to scrap lockdown fines from criminal record

Published May 20, 2020

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CAPE TOWN- The Department of Justice and Correctional Services is considering a bill which would allow minor lockdown offences to be discarded from the offenders criminal record.

Deputy Justice Minister John Jeffery said in a parliamentary briefing on Monday that the proposed legislation would stop the ‘admission of guilt’ fines from attracting criminal records.

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