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

Chapter 28 : Sentence

274. Evidence on sentence


(1) A court may, before passing sentence, receive such evidence as it thinks fit in order to inform itself as to the proper sentence to be passed.


(2) The accused may address the court on any evidence received under subsection (1), as well as on the matter of the sentence, and thereafter the prosecution may likewise address the court.