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Byline: ERNEST MABUZA
Children's 'interests' fail to sway top court Legal Affairs Correspondent A WOMAN who was convicted of fraud and sentenced to a jail term lost in her bid to serve a non-custodial sentence when the Constitutional Court ruled that the sentencing court had properly balanced the interests of her children and that they would be adequately cared for during her jail term.
The woman, known as S, is a married mother of two children aged eight and five. She was convicted of forgery, uttering and fraud in the Parys Regional Court in 2007.
In her appeal to the Constitutional Court, she contended that the sentencing court and the Supreme Court of …