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CELIWE Mbokazi, pictured, on trial for the murder of her elderly husband, has been branded a liar who fabricated her testimony.
Delivering judgment in the trial-within-a-trial yesterday, Judge Piet Meyer gave reasons why he admitted Mbokazi's warning statement, where she admitted knowing her husband's murderer, as evidence in the trial.
Mbokazi had wanted the statement thrown out of court, claiming she was assaulted by investigating officer Inspector Braam Joubert and threatened by Director Piet Byleveldt into making the statement.
"My assessors and I have no hesitation that her version that she was not informed of her rights to remain silent and her right to legal representation while being interviewed by Byleveldt and Joubert is false. We have no hesitation in finding that her allegations were fabricated. We are satisfied that evidence from all witnesses was coherent and satisfactory in all material aspects," said Judge Meyer.
Mbokazi also denied that there was an interpreter available when Byleveldt took a statement from her, even though they knew she could not speak or understand English.
"When asked how she knew then that Byleveldt was threatening her, she said she could see by the way he was talking. She later said she understood English but could not speak it. This was a fabrication," said the judge.
Judgment continues today.