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(1) Where any offence under this Decree is committed by a body of persons the following provisions shall apply:-

(a) in the case of a body corporate other than a partnership, every director, secretary or similar officer of the body corporate and also the manager or similar officer of that body in charge of that part of the business of that body in connection with which the offence was committed shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence; and

(b) in the case of a partnership every partner shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence.

(2) No person shall be deemed to be guilty of an offence by virtue of subsection (1) of this section if he proves that the act in respect of which he is charged was committed by some other person without his consent or connivance and that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of that act as he ought to have exercised having regard to all the circumstances.