Vuyo and Chris are walking back from din...

Asked by Nkechi on 20-10-2021 21:50:14
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Eastern Cape

Vuyo and Chris are walking back from dinner at around 21:00. When three men approach them brandishing knives, demanding that they give them their cell phones and money. As Vuyo was taking out his wallet, Chris notices a metal rod on the ground. He grabs it and hits one of the perpetrators on the head and the perpetrator suffers severe injuries. Chris is then charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. does Cgris have a defence?

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 21-10-2021 18:26:05

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Yes, self-defence.

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