Should provocation be a partial defence to intentional killing of an adulterous spouse? Case note on the case of S v Ranchi HH 515-17

Author: 
Professor G. Feltoe
Journal Title: 
University of Zimbabwe Student Law Review Journal
Journal Citation: 
Zimbabwe Electronic Law Journal Volume III
Media Neutral Citation: 
[2017] ZELJ 03
Publication Date: 
09 January 2018

Should provocation be a partial defence to intentional killing of an adulterous spouse? Case note on the case of S v Ranchi HH 515-17

By G. Feltoe

 

This case raises the important issue of whether the defence of provocation should operate as a partial defence when a man intentionally kills his spouse whom he discovers committing adultery.