SUMMARY The Appellant was charged and sentenced to undergo 36 months imprisonment for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm for hitting the Complainant in the eye causing him to lose his eye. The Magistrate granted the appellant leave to appeal his conviction and sentence, however, the appellant was refused bail pending the appeal.
SUMMARY The accused was charged with one count of assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, for which an 18-month sentence of imprisonment was imposed. Judgment in this matter was subsequently referred to the Limpopo High Court for review. Upon commencement of the trial in the Dzanani Magistrates’ Court (the “DMC”), the accused elected