Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)
Chapter 20 : Preparatory Examination
126. Procedure to be followed by magistrate at preparatory examination
Where an attorney-general instructs that a preparatory examination be held against an accused, the magistrate or regional magistrate shall, after advice of the decision of the attorney-general, advise the accused of the decision of the attorney-general and proceed in the manner hereinafter described to enquire into the charge against the accused.