n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - General principles and specific offences : recent case
|Article Title||General principles and specific offences : recent case|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Journal of Criminal Justice|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||201 - 213|
In Mkhize v S  JOL 26973 (KZP) the court was required to assess the validity of the appellant's defence that in killing the deceased he was acting in self-defence. The facts related to an incident in a bar in the early hours of the morning in Ixopo. The court was required to sift through the differing witness statements to ascertain what actually occurred, where the only independent version of events was that of the barman.
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