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South Africa ready to deal swift justice

  • Reuters, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:34 AM

Fifty-six special courts have been opened in South Africa to provide swift justice to violent fans during the World Cup.

Justice Ministry spokesman Tlali Tlali said the courts would afford normal legal processes. They will wind up two weeks after the month-long tournament ends on July 11. "There will be no leniency and no different standards will apply," he told the South African Press Association.

South Africa, which has one of the highest crime rates in the world, has also built holding cells in several of the World Cup stadiums to handle fans who are arrested during matches.

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