Sunday, December 13, 2015

On the Fact that in Present-Day South Africa, the Victim of a Home-Invasion Can Actually Be Held Liable for Murder if They Shoot the Perpetrator (as Stated in the Criminal Procedure Act)

Yeah, that's right, folks, before an individual can act in self-defense, it has to be established that his or her life was being threatened either through an attack that had started or one that was imminent ("South African Crime Quarterly" June 8th, 2004). What these folks are supposed to do in the mean time (while they wait to be shot and/or lunged at), they don't exactly say. Pray and mind-read, would be my guess.

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