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Supreme Court Rules 1970
Current version for 8 December 2017 to date (accessed 20 February 2020 at 19:16)
11A Procedure where defendant does not appear
cf Act No 27 of 1902, s 75A.
If a defendant charged with two or more offences, whether of a like or different nature, does not appear at the time and place appointed for the hearing of the charges by the orders relating thereto, the Judge, upon proof in the manner prescribed of the due service of the orders upon him a reasonable time before the time appointed for his appearance, may proceed to hear and determine all or any of the charges together and adjudicate thereon in the absence of the defendant.