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Section 8 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971: Other Defences Not Affected

Section 8 (Other defences not affected) of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 (Act No. 70 of 1971) —

❝Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed as implying that any other defence which would have been a valid defence in any proceedings for contempt of court has ceased to be available merely by reason of the provisions of this Act.❞


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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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