Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)
Chapter 23 : Witnesses
188. Failure by witness to attend or to remain in attendance
|(1)||Any person who is subpoenaed to attend criminal proceedings and who fails to attend or to remain in attendance at such proceedings, and any person who is warned by the court to remain in attendance at criminal proceedings and who fails to remain in attendance at such proceedings, and any person so subpoenaed or so warned who fails to appear at the place and on the date and at the time to which the proceedings in question may be adjourned or who fails to remain in attendance at such proceedings as so adjourned, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to the punishment contemplated in subsection (2).|
[Section 188(1) substituted by section 6 of Act No. 109 of 1984]
|(2)||The provisions of section 170(2) shall mutatis mutandis apply with reference to any person referred to in subsection (1).|
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