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Section 5 Contempt of Courts Act 1971: Fair criticism of judicial act not contempt

Section 5 (Fair criticism of judicial act not contempt) of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 (Act No. 70 of 1971) —

❝A person shall not be guilty of contempt of court for publishing any fair comment on the merits of any case which has been heard and finally decided.❞


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Notes:

The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 was amended by:
- the Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Act, 1976 (No. 45 of 1976);
- the Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 06 of 2006).

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