n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Should a dead person forfeit bail money? A discussion of S v BJ Engelbrecht 2012 (2) SACR 212 (GSJ) : comments
|Article Title||Should a dead person forfeit bail money? A discussion of S v BJ Engelbrecht 2012 (2) SACR 212 (GSJ) : comments|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Journal of Criminal Justice|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal and 2 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||390 - 397|
The case of S v BJ Engelbrecht 2012 (2) SACR 212 (GSJ) is a case concerning the interpretation of section 67 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (CPA) which deals with the situation where an accused defaults on his bail conditions. In this case, it was impossible for the accused to appear in court as required, because he was dead. The issue was whether the bail money which had been paid on his behalf should be returned, or whether it should be declared forfeited to the state.
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