n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Specific crimes : case reviews
|Article Title||Specific crimes : case reviews|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Journal of Criminal Justice|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||207 - 213|
The three appellants in S v Pakane and others 2008 (1) SACR 518 (SCA) were police officers who had been convicted on charges of murder (the second appellant), being an accessory after the fact to murder (the first and third appellants), and defeating the ends of justice (the second appellant). A synopsis of the facts (along with a discussion of the appellants' liability in relation to the murder charge) can be found in Professor Reddi's discussion of this case supra, and will thus not be repeated. With regard to the charge of defeating the course of justice, the Supreme Court of Appeal (per Maya JA) confirmed the correctness of the approach of the court a quo in holding that to convict the first and third appellants of defeating the course of justice would amount to a duplication of convictions, as their convictions as accessories after the fact to murder were based on the same facts (at para ).
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