n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Constitutional application : case reviews

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



In 2007 (2) SACR 493 (SCA), the appellants (E-TV) produced a documentary relating to the brutal murder of a six-month old child in Cape Town. When the respondent (DPP) learned that this documentary was about to be broadcast, his representatives asked E-TV to give them an opportunity to view it so that they could satisfy themselves that the broadcast would not prejudice the upcoming trial of those arrested in connection with the murder. E-TV refused to do so.

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