Arrangements of Sections
1. Short title
3. Admissibility of documentary evidence as to facts in issue
4. Admissibility of certain trade or business or professional records in criminal proceedings
5. Weight to be attached to evidence
6. Proof of instrument to validity of which attestation is necessary
7. Presumptions as to documents twenty years old
8. Rules of court
to amend the law of evidence.
[27th January, 1967]
Act 8 of 1967,
Act 3 of 1968.
This Act may be cited as the Evidence Act.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“business” includes any public transport, public utility or similar undertaking carried on by a local authority and the activities of the General Post Office;
“document” includes any device by means of which information is recorded or stored, and books, maps, plans and drawings;
“proceedings” includes arbitration and references, and “court” shall be construed accordingly;
“statement” includes any representation of fact, whether made in words or otherwise.
[S 2 am by Act 3 of 1968.]
(1) In any civil proceedings where direct oral evidence of a fact would be admissible, any statement made by a person in a document and tending to establish that fact shall, on production of the original document, be admissible as evidence of that fact if the following conditions are satisfied, that is to say—
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