Court name
Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa
Case number
431 of 2020

Jacobs v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services (431 of 2020) [2021] ZASCA 151 (27 October 2021);

Media neutral citation
[2021] ZASCA 151
Case summary:

Practice – absolution from the instance – claim that responsible Minister liable in delict for the decision by the Parole Board to release a prisoner on parole who later attempts to sexually assault the plaintiff – whether the evidence led at trial could sustain the claim – whether the test for absolution from the instance correctly applied.

Mathopo JA
Van der Merwe JA
Molemela JA
Mothle JA
Unterhalter AJA