INFOGRAPHIC | What does a life sentence mean in South Africa?

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Life imprisonment is considered to be the most severe form of punishment in South Africa. This is the longest prison term that a court of law is able to impose.

Individuals who have committed severe crimes, such as murder, rape and robbery where there was premeditation or intention to kill or harm a person are handed life sentences.

Below is an infographic that illustrates what a life sentence means in South Africa: