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

Chapter 16 : Jurisdiction

110. Accused brought before court which has no jurisdiction


(1) Where an accused does not plead that the court has no jurisdiction and it at any stage—
(a) after the accused has pleaded a plea of guilty or of not guilty; or
(b) where the accused has pleaded any other plea and the court has determined such plea against the accused,

appears that the court in question does not have jurisdiction, the court shall for the purposes of this Act be deemed to have jurisdiction in respect of the offence in question.


(2) Where an accused pleads that the court in question has no jurisdiction and the plea is upheld, the court shall adjourn the case to the court having jurisdiction.