n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Section 49 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977, private defence and putative private defence : regspraak

Volume 2004, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0257-7747
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2207



The new section 49 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977, dealing with the infliction of bodily harm on a suspect in the process of arresting him, came into operation during 2003. Before this change, the position of the old section 49 was rather controversial (see Neethling "Regverdiging van die aantasting van die reg op die fisies-psigiese integriteit deur artikel 49 van die Strafproseswet 51 van 1977" 2000 111 ff; Neethling (1998) 124-125; Visser "Geweld en doodslag by inhegtenisneming" 1987 123 ff; Van der Merwe and Olivier (1989) 105-106; Le Roux and Moolman "Polisie-optrede tydens arrestasie" 2001 102-104).

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