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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1958. Criminal Procedure Amendment Act No 9

Section 4 of this act extended the number of capital crimes from three (murder, treason and rape) to four by adding robbery and housebreaking with aggravating circumstances (Dugard 1978: 125). "Aggravating circumstances are constituted by the infliction of or threat of serious bodily harm in the case of robbery and by the possession of a dangerous weapon or assault in the case of housebreaking" (Dugard 1978: 125, note 70).

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