n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Gambling law : recent cases

Volume 26, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



In the matter of 2013 (2) SACR 246 (ECG), the offender was convicted of one count of theft of more than R1.7 million. She was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment with two stipulations: one, that the Department of Social Development would take steps to ensure that her minor child was properly cared for during the period of imprisonment and two, that she be considered for placement on parole after having served two-thirds of her imprisonment in terms of s 73(6)()(v) of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998. She appealed against her sentence only. It should be noted that she pleaded guilty and although convicted of only one count of theft, the circumstances of the theft was that she continuously stole from the employer over a two-year period from a position of trust.

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