oa News and Views for Magistrates - What would you do?
Extracted from text ... 3 By Anashri Pillay Public Law Department, UCT The appellant had been convicted in the magistrate's court of the theft of clothing, valued at R 190, from a clothing line. Due to the fact that he had a number of previous convictions, the case was sent to the regional court for a sentence to be handed down. Section 286(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 provides: Subject to the provisions of subsection (2), a superior court or a regional court which convicts a person of one or more offences, may, if it is satisfied that the said person ..
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