Nomsa is on trial for the kidnapping and...

Asked by Anonymous on 29-07-2023 19:05:16
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Gauteng

Nomsa is on trial for the kidnapping and rape of Thulani. Mrs Pletz is called to the witness stand by the State to testify about a conversation that she overheard between Thulani’s mother (Mrs Naledi) and their next-door neighbour (Mr Jacob). Mrs Pletz overheard Mrs Naledi telling Mr Jacob that she saw Nomsa raping Thulani. The State does not intend to call either Mrs Naledi or Mr Jacob to the witness stand.

Based on this set of facts, identify and discuss the relevant category of evidence. 

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