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The appellant was convicted in the court a quo of conspiring with Jo-Ann Neethling to murder Alan Kusevitsky and sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment of which two years were suspended. He appeals against conviction and sentence. It is doubtful whether conspiracy to commit murder (or other crimes) was by our common law an offence (De Wet & Swanepoel Strafreg 3rd Uitg 193; Burchell Principles of Criminal Law 4th Ed 529). If the murder was committed or sufficient acts performed to constitute ... →