Court­room ca­pers

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO OPINION -

Q. Were you aquainted with the de­ceased?

A. Yes, sir.

Q. Be­fore or af­ter he died?

Q. Was it you or your brother that was killed in the war?

Q. The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?

Q. What hap­pened then? A. He told me, he says, ‘I have to kill you because you can iden­tify me.’ Q. Did he kill you?

A. No.

Q. Mrs Jones, is your ap­pear­ance this morn­ing pur­suant to a de­po­si­tion no­tice which I sent to your at­tor­ney?

A. No. This is how I dress when I go to work

Q. What is your re­la­tion­ship with the plain­tiff?

A. She is my daugh­ter. Q. Was she your daugh­ter on Fe­bru­ary 13, 1979?

Q. Now, you have in­ves­ti­gated other mur­ders, have you not, where there was a vic­tim?

Q . ... and what did he do then?

A. He came home, and next morn­ing he was dead.

Q. So when he woke up the next morn­ing he was dead?

Q. Did you tell your lawyer that your hus­band had of­fered you in­dig­ni­ties? A. He didn’t of­fer me noth­ing; he just said I could have the fur­ni­ture.

Q. Could you see him from where you were stand­ing? A. I could see his head. Q. And where was his head?

A. Just above his shoul­ders.

Q. Do you drink when you’re on duty?

A. I don’t drink when I’m on duty, un­less I come on duty drunk.

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