Latest judgments

Criminal Procedure – Appeal –  Convictions and sentences - 4 charges of Rape – Single witness – Incomplete record – Made out the crux of the case and what evidence was about – Complainant credible – Corroboration on facts soon after incidents - Appellant’s version rejected on justifiable grounds – Magistrate’s finding of facts cannot be disturbed – No misdirection – Minimum sentences mandatory – Cumulative effect not considered – Ameliorated by

Legislation – Parole – Prisons Act 8 of 1959, Prisons Act 17 of 1998 and Correctional Service Act 9 of 2012 – Court to consider which of the three Acts applies in respect of the applicants’ eligibility for parole consideration – Determinative