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

Chapter 5 : Arrest

45. Arrest on telegraphic authority


(1) A telegraphic or similar written or printed communication from any magistrate, justice or peace officer stating that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of any person, shall be sufficient authority to any peace officer for the arrest and detention of that person.


(2) The provisions of section 50 shall apply with reference to an arrest effected in accordance with subsection (1).