n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Sentencing : recent cases

Volume 22, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



The influence of delays in the criminal process on the sentencing of the offender needs to be discussed in greater detail. The delays that were suffered in 2009 (1) SACR 399 (SCA) are quite extraordinary. B was charged with murder, but it took four years for the proceedings to reach the trial stage. B was eventually sentenced in July 2001.

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