Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)
Chapter 26 : Competent Verdicts
259. Culpable homicide
If the evidence on a charge of culpable homicide does not prove the offence of culpable homicide, but—
|(a)||the offence of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm;|
|(b)||the offence of robbery;|
|(c)||in the case relating to a child, the offence of exposing an infant, whether under a statute or at common law, or the offence of disposing of the body of a child, in contravention of section 113 of the General Law Amendment Act, 1935 (Act No. 46 of 1935), with intent to conceal the fact of its birth;|
|(d)||the offence of common assault;|
|(e)||the offence of public violence; or|
|(f)||the offence of pointing a fire-arm, air-gun or air-pistol in contravention of any law,|
the accused may be found guilty of the offence so proved.
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