CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS NOT EXPLAINED IS AN IRREGULARITY

S v MBATHSHA 2014 (2) SACR 143 (ECG)
Plea — Plea of guilty — Unrepresented accused — Magistrate’s duty in respect of — Explanation of rights before plea — Rights explained by prosecutor and no indication on record of content of explanation — Irregularity vitiating whole trial — Conviction and sentence set aside.

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