Warrants of arrest

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If an accused failed to meet any or all the obligations set forth by the court, the magistrate will authorize a warrant of arrest. This will result in the arrest of such accused by any peace officer.

The magistrate will authorize a warrant of arrest when:

  • The accused failed to appear in Court on the specified Court date.
  • The accused failed to pay the admission of guilt specified on the “ticket” (notice to appear in Court or a summons).
  • The accused failed to comply with the conditions of bail.
  • The accused failed to comply with the ruling of the Court.

Information about outstanding warrants could be obtained from:

Help Desk

Telephone number 0860 346 371


Please note that all payments on warrants of arrest include an additional amount of R150-00 for contempt of Court apart from the fine amount.


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