DURBAN - The guard counsel for Carl Niehaus, who is blamed for violating COVID-19 regulations, is contending that assuming he stands up he could implicate himself.
They are contending that the body of evidence ought to be excused against him.
He showed up in the Estcourt Magistrates Court on Monday.
Nieuhaus is blamed for ridiculing COVID-19 regulations while fighting with others outside the Estcourt jail last year when previous President Jacob Zuma was detained.
Advocate Nthabiseng Mokoena let the court know that all the proof introduced to the court neglected to present areas of strength for a.
Thus, Mokoena has mentioned that the matter be struck from the roll.
Yet, that's what she said assuming her client took the testimony box, he would implicate himself.
"It is the charged's accommodation under the steady gaze of this good court that there is no proof against him and that there is no proof on which a court acting sensibly could convict other than when the blamed enters the observer box will implicate himself," Mokoena said.
The promoter has contended that the State had neglected to demonstrate that the charged committed the offenses that he's blamed for.
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