oa De Jure - S v Frederiksen (33/2016) ZAFSHC 161; SACR 29 (FB) (14 September 2017) : Human tissue in a freezer: a crime or not? - case report

Volume 52 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2225-7160



This case is about applications in terms of section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (CPA). According to this provision, a trial court may return a verdict of not guilty at the close of the case for the prosecution, if the court is of the opinion that there is no evidence that the accused committed the offence with which he is charged. The focus of this case discussion is only on the request by the accused for discharge on counts 8-17 regarding section 58 of the National Health Act 61 of 2003 (NHA) and counts 18-27 regarding section 55 of the NHA (the first part of the reported case).

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