n SA Crime Quarterly - Use of lethal force to defend property : when can I fire?
|Article Title||Use of lethal force to defend property : when can I fire?|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||SA Crime Quarterly|
|Author||Anton Du Plessis|
|Publication Date||Jun 2004|
|Pages||1 - 4|
Can you use lethal force to protect your property, and if so, when? South Africans are confused about how much force they can use in defending themselves from crime, and mistakes in this area could have disastrous consequences. While the law remains unclear, the constitutional right to life is likely to be given precedence over the right to protect property.
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