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

Chapter 26 : Competent Verdicts

267. Common assault


If the evidence on a charge of common assault proves the offence of sexual assault, compelled sexual assault or compelled self-sexual assault as contemplated in sections 5, 6 or 7 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007, respectively, the accused may be found guilty of any such offence, or, if the evidence on such a charge does not prove the offence of common assault but the offence of pointing a fire- arm, air-gun or air-pistol in contravention of any law, the accused may be found guilty of that offence.


[Section 267 substituted by section 68 of Act No. 32 of 2007]