Lawyers have come out in support of a judge who said he didn’t need to answer any more questions from a court-appointed lawyer after he was accused of rape by a friend.
The lawyer had already said he would not answer questions about the case.
The judge said he was being forced to decide the case and that the accused’s lawyer should be free to make any legal submissions.
The court was told that he would have to decide whether to issue a warrant for his arrest, which would mean he would be forced to answer questions by his lawyer.
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The judge had asked the accused to make a statement to the court.
He did not know whether the statements would be accepted or rejected.
He said the accused should be released from custody on bail.
Lawyer for accused says no ‘witness’ should be allowed to speak source News24 The woman accused of the alleged rape had initially claimed that the alleged rapist was her friend.
Her lawyer argued that the man was being force to answer a question that would have the effect of incriminating him.
A statement read to the trial heard that the woman had initially stated that the rapist was “not the same” as her.
She said he had “tried to touch me” but was “very slow”.
Her statement to police had also said: “The man has a long history of sexual abuse against women”.
The defence argued that his statement was a lie and that his accuser had made up the rape accusation.
In a separate statement, the accused lawyer said that the rape allegation was false and that she had lied about her rape history.
“I am absolutely not the person that I said I am,” the lawyer said.
I will not answer any further questions.
The defence lawyer said it was his responsibility to decide on the issues.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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