JSC closes courts for disinfection

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Harare (New- Ziana) –The Judicial Service Commission head office and at least 16 magistrates courts across the country will be temporarily closed on Wednesday and Thursday to allow for processes in adherence to Covid-19 protocols following the recent rise in infections being recorded.

In a statement, JSC said closing the courts was one of the ways to contain the virus.

“The Head office in Harare and the following Magistrates courts: Harare Civil and Criminal (Rotten Row) Courts, Tredgold Court in Bulawayo; Gweru Criminal, Gwanda Civil and Criminal Courts; Plumtree; Mutawatawa: Shurugwi; Chitungwiza; Goromonzi; Norton; Rusape, Chegutu; Inyathi; Kadoma; Mbare; and Mutare Civil and Criminal Courts.

“The temporary closure on Wednesday and Thursday is to allow for disinfection of premises, testing, contact tracing and adherence to all Covid-19 protocols to contain the continued spread of the virus,” it said.

The JSC said all matters set down for Wednesday would be automatically rolled over to Friday, while those set down for Thursday would be rolled over to next Monday.

“We kindly ask members of the public to bear with us,” the JSC said.

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