CRIMINAL LAW – REVIEW - TERMS OF IMPRISONMENT DISPROPORTIONATE TO FINES
The accused was convicted of two counts in the district court of Swakopmund. In respect of count 1 he was convicted of negligent driving in contravention of section 80 of the Road Traffic and Transportation Act 22 of 1999 as amended and sentenced to pay a fine of N$ 2000, or 12 months’ imprisonment. In respect of count 2 he was convicted of failure to ascertain damages in contravention of s 49(1) of Act 22 of 1999 as amended and sentenced to pay a fine of . . .