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 Post subject: Re: reporting rulebreakers
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:58 pm 
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lusilang,

I know this is the UK and not SA but here if you are a witness for the prosecution then you have your court appearance costs reimbursed by the state Prosecutor's Office (know as the CPS - Crown Prosecution Service). I'm pretty sure there must be a similar scheme in operation in SA or you would not get any lawbreakers to court.

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 Post subject: Re: reporting rulebreakers
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:28 pm 
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Hi saraf yes in 1986 I was given a return plane ticket from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth to testify in a murder trial in the Supreme Court in Grahamstown. I was met by the commanding officer of the then murder and robbery detectives unit (which no longer exists) and taken to Grahamstown and returned to the airport to be home that same night. I also received money for food. A lot has however changed since then and one cannot compare a murder trial with a (petty) or should I rather say a less serious offence such as breaking the park rules. No court in my view will spend tens of thousands of rands to get a complainant to court to testify and get a conviction in order to make the accused pay a fine of a lesser amount. And this is the kind of answer I am expecting to receive from the relevant authorities, but let us wait and see.

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 Post subject: Re: reporting rulebreakers
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Still no official reply from Sanparks but according to Johan Nel the Justice system will cover all your costs.
Here is his answer.
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If you are a witness in a case and the court need you to testify, the court will notify you when and where to be and if you need to travel from far , there are documentation that you need to complete and the justice department will cover your expenditure , traveling and overnight if need be , in short you will not use your money to get here and you will not pay to stay if need be , the justice department will cover all your expenditure.

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 Post subject: Re: reporting rulebreakers
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You could get an extra, albeit brief trip to Kruger, luislang. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: reporting rulebreakers
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luislang wrote:
Still no official reply from Sanparks but according to Johan Nel the Justice system will cover all your costs.


Luislang, that is your official reply from the Chief Traffic Officer of SANParks!

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 Post subject: Re: reporting rulebreakers
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Good day all

If the court take the offence as serious, they will call the witness to come testify. At court the witness can speak to the Prosecutor and fill in forms to receive "witness fees". These fees are what the court will pay the witness for being there to testify. The fees will be calculated according to each individual case but are basically per kilometer and from how far the witness is coming. I hope this helps shed some more light on the issue.

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 Post subject: Re: reporting rulebreakers
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Thanks Gabrielle and also Johan Nel for his input. :thumbs_up:

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