n SA Crime Quarterly - Witness intimidation in three Gauteng courts : danger, threats or just fear

Volume 2005, Issue 13
  • ISSN : 1991-3877



A witness satisfaction survey among 450 witnesses at three magistrates' courts in Gauteng shows that witness intimidation and fear are more pervasive than is generally acknowledged. These problems require responses that go beyond the Witness Protection Programme which is intended to deal only with a small number of the most extreme cases of intimidation.

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