Questions raised over line of questioning at Omotoso trial

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READ:Support for #CherlyZondi as she wraps up her testimony against Tim Omotoso

After many people shared their concerns about the line of questioning by the defence to Cheryl Zondi in the trial of Tim Omotoso, a gender-based violence expert has criticised some of the questions put to Zondi.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Advocate and visiting Professor of Law at Wits University, James Grant says he thinks that it may be time to re look at the law.

Unfortunately, I have to say that it has been rethought several times and we are at the position now where, in fact, in law, there are provisions in place for a judge to intervene where gratuitous questions are being asked.

James Grant, Visiting Professor of Law at Wits University

But it comes down to unfortunately how things turn out on that particular day.

James Grant, Visiting Professor of Law at Wits University

Listen below to the full interview:


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