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Life in prison inmates should get presidential pardon
13 Jul 2016 at 11:24hrs | Views
The Constitutional Court has ruled that inmates sentenced to life in prison must be considered for presidential pardon.
In a landmark judgment handed down this morning, Justice Bharat Patel sitting with eight other judges of the Constitutional Court declared it unconstitutional to sentence convicted murderers to life without any hope for parole or release on licence.
In the past, inmates were not considered when others with lesser sentences were freed on presidential amnesty.
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Source - the herald