Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill under inspection
27 August 2011
The Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill has come under inspection in Parliament.
The Justice Portfolio committee is finding ways to change circumstances in which police officials may use deadly force.
Constitutional Law expert Pierre de Vos told the committee that the common law section 49 says police officers or anyone else in the society has all the power to defend themselves against attack by criminals and by anyone else.
He added that the amendments were not necessary.