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

Chapter 18 : Plea of Not Guilty at Summary Trial

115A. Committal of accused for trial by regional court


(1) Where an accused pleads not guilty in a magistrate's court, the court shall, subject to the provisions of section 115, at the request of the prosecutor made before any evidence is tendered, refer the accused for trial to a regional court having jurisdiction.


(2) The record of the proceedings in the magistrate’s court shall upon proof thereof in the regional court be received by the regional court and form part of the record of that court.


[Section 115A inserted by section 4 of Act No. 56 of 1979]