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

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



When sentencing , it is of particular importance to take into account. In 2012 (1) SACR 93 (SCA) it was highlighted that the sentence in such a matter should not incense the public with 'an appearance to favour a particular group in society' (at para 24). This matter involved the conduct of a farmer (C) who fired two shots in the direction of the deceased, the second shot being fatal. C did this as the deceased - a farm worker - was walking through his mealie fields, and created suspicion, as he did not respond to C's repeated calls.

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