oa News and Views for Magistrates - What would you do?



Extracted from text ... What would you do? By Anashri Pillay Public Law Department, UCT The applicant had been charged with driving under the influence of liquor under s 122(1) (a) of the Road Traffic Act 29 of 1989. He had pleaded guilty and was convicted. He was sentenced to three years' imprisonment and also disqualified from getting a driving licence for the following five years. Leave to appeal was refused. Applicant launched review proceedings in the Cape Provincial Division of the High Court. Amongst other grounds, he relied on his right to a fair trial. The facts, which were not disputed, were that ..


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