Sunday Times

MAHUBE MOLEMELA

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On why she rejected the State’s interpreta­tion of the Regulation of Gatherings Act

I do not imagine that such a result, with grave consequenc­es of imprisonme­nt up to a period of a year, ought to be inferred from the provision when it is capable of a meaning that recognises the right to peaceful demonstrat­ions and gatherings and therefore passes constituti­onal muster. Tsoaeli and Others v State, Free State High Court, November 17 2016

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