Adv Quabashe replies for 2 hours, then Adv Willis for an hour. Judge adjourns to consolidate his decision.
Judge dismisses both the applications (State & DFL) and costs are reserved for argument and determination at the end of the trial. Reasons for the decision will be furnished in the main judgement.
Opening arguments by Adv Don Mahon start 2:50:00
State’s Opening Starts 4:32:30
DFL align themselves with the State’s Opening 4:58:44
Prof Nutt is sworn in and Adv Mahon Starts leading evidence in chief with our first witness. It is Thursday afternoon and the trial of the Plant was meant to start on Monday.
Dr Abrams leaves for a visit to Cape Town. We know by now that we have lost him as a witness and that the trial will not get anywhere near finishing in the 19 court days allocated.