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Extracted from text ... 7 The accused was tried and convicted, before the magistrate's court, for a contravention of the Trespass Act 6 of 1959. He had unlawfully occupied the relevant premises for over a year. He was sentenced to a R1000 fine or 100 days' imprisonment. An additional period of nine months' imprisonment was suspended for five years on two conditions: first, that he not be found guilty of any further contravention of s 1 of the Act during the period of suspension and second, that he vacate 'the premises before or on 30 June 2004'. On automatic review, the High Court found ..


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