Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)
Chapter 21 : Trial before Superior Court
147. Death or incapacity of assessor
|(1)||If an assessor dies or, in the opinion of the presiding judge, becomes unable to act as assessor at any time during a trial, the presiding judge may direct—|
|(a)||that the trial proceed before the remaining member or members of the court; or|
|(b)||that the trial start de novo, and for that purpose summon an assessor in the place of the assessor who has died or has become unable to act as assessor.|
|(2)||Where the presiding judge acts under subsection (1)(b), the plea already recorded shall stand.|
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