Audio and video tape recordings (Zimbabwe)

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In Tsvangirai & Ors HH-169-2004 the court said that the case of Ramgobin & Others 1986 (4) SA 117 correctly reflects the law on the admissibility of audio and video tape evidence. The court went on to find that in the present case the authenticity and accuracy of the video hasd been established although suggestions have been made that it may have been interfered with. The fact that a tape is inaudible in parts is no reason to require its exclusion, particularly in a case, such as the present, where the accused accepts the accuracy of the portions that are audible. In all the circumstances therefore this court reaches the conclusion that the video tape is admissible.


See Zimbabwe Criminal Defense Manual