Court name
High Court of eSwatini
Case number
103 of 2023

Mamba v The King (103 of 2023) [2023] SZHC 46 (09 March 2023);

Media neutral citation
[2023] SZHC 46
Case summary:

Criminal Procedure - Application for Bail -Applicant facing count of attempted murder and kidnpping - Applicable statutory and Constitutional Principles discussed - Incidence of Onus - Crown invoking Section 96 (12) (b) of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act 67 of 1938 - Reverse onus and when applicable -No reference to attempted murder in the schedule 4 category indicated in the charge or evidence- Crown invoking likelihood of Interference and Applicant endangering a sole witness - No evidence led to substantiate the invoked grounds - Crown failing to discharge onus

Maphanga, J