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Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act, 2002 (Act 70 of 2002)

Chapter 9 : Criminal proceedings, offences and penalties

53. Absence of reasonable cause for believing cellular phone or SIM-card properly acquired


(1) Any person who in any manner acquires or receives into his or her possession from any other person a stolen cellular phone or SIM-card without having reasonable cause for believing at the time of such acquisition or receipt that such cellular phone or SIM-card is the property of the person from whom he or she acquires or receives it or that such person has been duly authorised by the owner thereof to deal with it or dispose of it, is guilty of an offence.


(2) In the absence of evidence to the contrary which raises a reasonable doubt, proof of such possession is sufficient evidence of the absence of reasonable cause.