Q&A: Does South Africa have a law whereby your jail-time is revoked after a certain time on the run?

Question by Gabi: Does South Africa have a law whereby your jail-time is revoked after a certain time on the run?
If you are sentenced to jail for (thumbsucking) attempted murder in south africa, can you go on the run and have your sentence dissolved after a certain number of years, such as Ohio’s law whereby if you avoid capture for seven years, after that time you are free, granted you had no misdemeanours in that time? It’s urgent, but completely hypothetical!!! Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by STEVEN F
Ohio doesn’t have such a law either. The state actually put someone in prison recently that had been a fugitive for over 40 years.
the question CAN’T be both urgent AND completely hypothetical.

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