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Criminal Procedure Amendment Act, No. 4 of 2017

Long title


To amend the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to provide the courts with a wider range of options in respect of orders to be issued in cases of findings that accused persons are not capable of understanding criminal proceedings so as to make a proper defence; or that accused persons are by reason of mental illness or intellectual disability or for any other reason not criminally responsible for the offences they are charged with; to clarify the composition of the panels provided for in section 79 to conduct enquiries into the mental condition of accused persons; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

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SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 77 of Act 51 of 1977...
2. Amendment of section 78 of Act 51 of 1977...
3.  Amendment of section 79 of Act 51 of 1977...
4. Short title
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