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

Chapter 26 : Competent Verdicts

269A. Offence [Repealed]


If evidence on a charge of an offence under Part 1 to 4, or section 17, 20 or 21 (in so far as it relates to the aforementioned offences) of Chapter 2 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004, does not prove the offence so charged but proves the offence of—

(a) theft;
(b) fraud; or
(c) extortion,

the accused may be found guilty of the crime or offence so proved.


[Section 269A inserted by section 36(1) of Act No. 12 of 2004]