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

Chapter 28 : Sentence

297B. Agreement on operation of suspended sentences


(1) The State President may, on such conditions as he may deem necessary, enter into an international agreement with any state, so as to provide, on a reciprocal basis, for the putting into operation of suspended sentences in respect of persons convicted, within the jurisdiction of the Republic or of such state, of an offence mentioned in the agreement.


(2) The State President may, if the parties agree, amend such an agreement to the extent which he deems necessary.


(3) If an application is made for a suspended sentence, imposed by a court of a state referred to in subsection (1), to be put into operation, the court at which the application is made shall, subject to the terms of the agreement, proceed with that application as if the suspended sentence was imposed by a court in the Republic.


(a) An agreement referred to in subsection (1), or any amendment thereof, shall only be in force after it has been published by the State President by proclamation in the Gazette.
(b) The State President may at any time and in like manner withdraw any such agreement.


[Section 297B substituted by section 6 of Act No. 77 of 1989]