oa Article 40 - Age determination considered by High Court

Volume 5 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 4 Age determination considered by High Court S v Mbelo 2003(1) SACR 84 concerned a matter that frequently bedevils child justice practitioners, both from a justice perspective and from the point of view of social development. This is the question of determining the age of young people who are in conflict with the law. As is often the case, this was indeed a material issue in Mbelo's case. The accused had been convicted on a plea of guilty for the rape of a 14-year-old girl, a conviction that could render him subject to the prescribed sentences provided for in the Criminal ..

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