S v Woods & Ors 1993 (2) ZLR 258 (S)

Gubbay CJ:

The Court cannot condone a blatant refusal of access to their lawyers of prisoners held in police custody. Such refusal violates the fundamental right granted by 13(3) of the Constitution and brings the administration of justice into disrepute. Where there has been a willful and flagrant denial of access, this will warrant the exclusion of evidence in any extra curial statement or indication made prior to the allowing of access to the lawyers.

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