Revision of Penalties Act, 1952

Act 18 of 1952


Revision of Penalties Act, 1952

Act 18 of 1952

  • Commenced on 30 May 1952
  • [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
An Act to amend the laws of Swaziland regarding sentences upon conviction for statutory offences.

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Revision of Penalties Act, 1952.

2. Deletion of minimum punishments

Any words in any penal section of any law directing that upon conviction a mini­mum punishment shall be imposed, are hereby deleted.

3. Powers of courts to impose fines

(1)If any penal section of any law directs that upon conviction the sentence to be imposed shall be imprisonment but does not provide for the imposition of a fine, any court passing sentence in pursuance thereof may sentence any convicted person to payment of a fine or in default of payment thereof to imprisonment not exceeding the maximum set out in such section.
(2)The maximum fine which may be imposed in terms of sub-section (1) shall be that set out in the Schedule.


If maximum imprisonment is:Maximum fine shall be:
Six months or lessE200
Twelve months or one yearE400
Two yearsE600
Three years or moreEl,000
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History of this document

01 December 1998 this version
30 May 1952