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Supreme Court Act, 1959 (Act No. 59 of 1959)

40. Offences relating to execution


Any person who—

(a) obstructs a sheriff or deputy-sheriff in the execution of his duty;
(b) being aware that goods are under arrest, interdict or attachment by the court makes away with or disposes of those goods in a manner not authorized by law, or knowingly permits those goods, if in his possession or under his control, to be made away with or disposed of in such a manner;
(c) being a judgment debtor and being required by a sheriff or deputy-sheriff to point out property to satisfy a warrant issued in execution of judgment against such person—
(i) falsely declares to that sheriff or deputy-sheriff that he possesses no property or insufficient property to satisfy the warrant; or
(ii) although knowing of such property neglects or refuses to point out such property or to deliver it to the sheriff or deputy-sheriff when requested to do so; or
(d) being a judgment debtor refuses or neglects to comply with any requirement of a sheriff or deputy-sheriff in regard to the delivery of documents in his possession or under his control relating to the title of the immovable property under execution,

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or in default of payment to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to such imprisonment without the option of a fine.