n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Evidence : case review
|Article Title||Evidence : case review|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Journal of Criminal Justice|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||288 - 292|
In the case of S v Roux 2007 (1) SACR 379 (C), the accused was charged with indecent assault. The complainant was a minor with Downs Syndrome, who could not speak in a manner that was comprehensible to the court. A speech therapist was able to understand his speech however, and the issue was whether the speech therapist could 'interpret' the speech for the court. The magistrate referred the question of whether such evidence would be admissible to the High Court as a special review.
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