Law Focus - Wrongful Convictions

Are you indeed innocent until proven guilty? Where could the law have possibly gotten it wrong when a judgement is given that you are convicted of a crime that you did not commit? Surely wrongful convictions should not exist if the principle of ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ is held in high regard in South Africa. We delve into this painful conversation with advocate Innocent Mthembu from Legal Aid SA and Simoniah Mashangoane from the Wits Justice Project as they share their experiences and expertise on the matter.

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