Steps to be taken on suspicion of an offence
Meeting Attendance & Record; Interrogations


Section 67

Steps to be taken on suspicion of an offence


(1)  If it appears from any statement made at an interrogation under section sixty-five that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that any person has committed any offence the Master shall transmit the said statement, or a certified copy thereof, and all necessary documents to the Attorney-General in whose area of jurisdiction the interrogation was held or the offence is suspected to have been committed, to enable him to determine whether any criminal proceedings shall be instituted in the matter.

[Sub-s. (1) amended by s. 19 of Act No. 16 of 1943 and substituted by s. 22 of Act No. 99 of 1965.]

(2)  When any such statement has been made at a meeting at which an officer other than the Master presided, the presiding officer, when transmitting the record of the proceedings to the Master, in terms of subsection (3) of section thirty-nine, shall direct the attention of the Master to what appears to him to be reasonable grounds for suspecting that the insolvent has been guilty of a contravention of this Act.

(3)  For the purposes of this section and sections sixty-four and sixty-five, a person who was, before the sequestration of an estate, an executor, curator or administrator of that estate, shall after the sequestration of that estate, be deemed to be an insolvent in relation to that estate.