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S v Kaira (178/04)  ZANWHC 32 (18 November 2004)
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IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA
(BOPHUTHATSWANA PROVINCIAL DIVISION)
In the matter between:
 This is a review of case no. 276/04 referred in terms of Section 304 of Act 51/1977 emanating form the Magisterial district of Swartruggens. The case was heard before Magistrate A Kleynhans.
“Dat die beskuldige op of omtrent die dag van Julie 2004 te of naby Jan Van Riebeeck Straat te Swartruggens n plek/ openbare pad in die voormelde distrik, wederegtelik motorvoertuig Mazda 323 bestuur het sonder die magting of ooreenkoms die voorwaardes van n lisensie, wat ingevolge hoofstuk iv van Wet 93 van 1996 aan hom uitgereik is, of van n document wat by die toepassing van genoemde hoofstuk geag word on a lisensie te wees”.
 The Magistrate imposed a fine of R300.00 deferred until the 31st July 2004 for payment at the clerk of the Criminal Court, Swartruggens. The accused approached the clerk of the court and advised him that he had no money to pay the fine. As no alternative sentence to the fine of R300.00 was imposed i.e a period of imprisonment, which may be put into operation, the sentence in the absence of the accused paying the fine is impossible to enforce.
 The accused pleaded guilty to the charge. Ex facie the record on page 1, the record reads:
“SP: Put charge to the accused
ACC: I understand this charge and plead guilty thereto.
SP: Sec 112(1)(a)
COURT: Accused is found guilty on his plea”.
R D MOKGOATLHENG
ACTING JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT
A A LANDMAN
JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT
DATED : 18 NOVEMBER 2004