Rex v Khumhane (7 of 2023) [2023] SZHC 565 (7 August 2023)

Criminal law-Criminal Procedure-Accused charged with attempted murder- accused pleads guilty to the charge - the Crown accepted the plea - a Statement of Agreed Facts was prepared and with the consent of both parties, was handed into Court - Section 155 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act 67/1938 was invoked - the accused was convicted on the basis of the contents of the Statement of Agreed Facts and on basis of his own plea - Evidence in mitigation of sentence was evaluated in light of the "triad" paragraph - attempted murder is a serious offence and admits of no suspension of sentence or fine in terms of the law - accused sentenced to a term of eight (8) years imprisonment.

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