n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - General principles and specific offences : recent case

Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



In [2011] 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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