n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Sentencing : recent cases

Volume 27, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



In (A776/2012) [2014] ZAGPPHC 455 (19 June 2014) the appellant was convicted on two charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances and sentenced to an effective 30 years' imprisonment (15 years for each count). He appealed the convictions and sentence. It was held that the convictions must stand but comments made by the magistrate during sentencing pointed to various misdirections.

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