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dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-08T17:00:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-08T17:00:50Z
dc.date.created 2003-12-02 en
dc.identifier.citation [2001] ZACC 16
dc.identifier.citation 2001 (3) SA 382 (CC)
dc.identifier.citation 2001 (5) BCLR 423 (CC)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12144/2132
dc.title S v Dodo en
dc.title.alternative CCT1/01 en
dc.identifier.casenumber CCT1/01 en
dc.date.hearing 22 March 2001
dc.contributor.judge Ackermann J
dc.date.judgment 5 April 2001
dc.link.judgment http://collections.concourt.org.za/bitstream/handle/20.500.12144/2132/Full%20judgment%20%28371%20Kb%29-797.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.concourt.synopsis Challenge to section 51(1), read with section 51(3)(a) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 105 of 1997 which obliges High Courts to sentence people convicted of certain serious offences to life imprisonment, unless "substantial and compelling circumstances" justify the imposition of a lesser sentence. Held, per Ackermann J in a unanimous decision that there was no infringement of the separation of powers or of the rights contained in sections 12(1)(e) and 35(3)(c) of the Constitution. Order of invalidity by E Cape High Court not confirmed.
dc.concourt.casehistory Application to Constitutional Court in terms of s 172(2)(a) for confirmation of a declaration of invalidity, Constitutional Court declines to confirm order made in S v Dodo 2001(3) SA 301 (E) ; 2001(3) BCLR 279 (E).


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