oa De Rebus - Some views on belief in witchcraft as a mitigating factor
|Article Title||Some views on belief in witchcraft as a mitigating factor|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Zululand|
|Publication Date||Sep 1984|
|Pages||409 - 410|
|Keyword(s)||Ailments, Extenuating circumstance, Isangoma, Mysterious occurrences, Statutory provisions, Witchcraft Suppression Act and Zulu custom|
An accused person's belief in witchcraft is accepted by our courts as a mitigating factor in sentence or an extenuating circumstance in cases of murder. The purpose of this note is not to solve existing problems but to transmit views held by some people I have been privileged to interview on this subject.
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