Province boats its High Court

The Mpumalanga Division of the High Court held its first sitting of the permanent seats of the Division in Mbombela and Middleburg this week.

Every province in the country will now have a High Court. The Mpumalanga Division of the High Court has started and held its first sitting on Monday. Judge President Francis Legodi, presided over the first sitting of the newly built Mpumalanga High Court in Mbombela.  The permanent seats of the Mpumalanga Division signify a historic occurrence, as this will be the first time that every province will have its own provincial seat of the High Court,” the Judiciary said in a statement.  There are 32 civil matters that the court will finalise before the week ends. A first sitting of the Mpumalanga High Court this week found guilty a Kabokweni man arrested in April 2018 for killing his wife and mom-in-law. The 44-year-old Ngomane killed the 39-year-old woman on 29 March 2018 during an argument at her home in Kabokweni. He then turned the gun on the wife’s 54-year-old mom before fleeing and going into hiding. Premier Refilwe Mtshweni will declare the building in Mbombela a national key point. The event was attended by justice minister Michael Masutha director-general Vusi Madonsela and other men and women of the law.

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