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Criminal law and procedure – appeal and cross-appeal on sentence – appellant convicted on two counts of murder – whether the murders were premeditated – whether the effective sentence of 30 years’ imprisonment was appropriate – on cross-appeal whether the minimum sentence of life imprisonment was applicable in terms of s 51(1) of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 105 of 1997 – appellant’s appeal against sentence dismissed and the respondent’s cross-appeal upheld – life imprisonment imposed.