Private prosecutions in Zanzibar
Mujuzi, Jamil Ddamulira
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In this article, the author deals with the question of private prosecutions in Zanzibar. The following issues are discussed: locus standi to institute a private prosecution; appeals in cases of private prosecution; the need for the private prosecutor to have a prima facie case before instituting a private prosecution; whether the DPP has to decline to prosecute before a private prosecution is instituted; the costs for conducting a private prosecution; the costs in the event of a successful or unsuccessful private prosecution; and the DPP’s intervention in private prosecutions.