n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - General principles and specific crimes : recent cases

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



In 2009 (1) SACR 631 (C) a full bench of the Cape High Court heard an appeal against convictions of murder, attempted murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. One of the grounds of appeal was that the trial court had erred in holding that the appellants committed the crimes in the execution of a common purpose.

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