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Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)

Chapter 14 : The Charge

101. Charge relating to false evidence


(1) A charge relating to the administering or making of an affirmation or the giving of false evidence or the making of a false statement or the procuring of false evidence or a false statement—
(a) need not set forth the words of the oath or the affirmation or the evidence or the statement, if it sets forth so much of the purport thereof as is material;
(b) need not allege, nor need it be established at the trial, that the false evidence or statement was material to any issue at the relevant proceedings or that it was to the prejudice of any person.


(2) A charge relating to the giving or the procuring or attempted procuring of false evidence need not allege the jurisdiction or state the nature of the authority of the court or tribunal before which or the officer before whom the false evidence was given or was intended or proposed to be given.