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

Chapter 28 : Sentence

283. Discretion of court as to punishment


(1) A person liable to a sentence of imprisonment for life or for any period, may be sentenced to imprisonment for any shorter period, and a person liable to a sentence of a fine of any amount may be sentenced to a fine of any lesser amount.


(2) The provision of subsection (1) shall not apply with reference to any offence for which a minimum penalty is prescribed in the law creating the offence or prescribing a penalty therefor.