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Why Supreme Court’s Muruatetu clarification muddies the law

The Supreme Court was no doubt reluctant to seem to decide robbery with violence cases before they reach the court.

In Summary

• I focus on only two of the Court’s clarifications — the non-applicability of Muruatetu jurisprudence in convictions of robbery with violence and on offences with mandatory minimum sentences.

• Most disturbing is what the court said about Muruatetu not applying to cases of robbery with violence.

On July 6, the Supreme Court issued a clarification on the Muruatetu ruling. This is the decision of the Supreme Court in 2017 on whether the mandatory death penalty for murder is ...

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