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Civil Proceedings Evidence Act, 1965 (Act No. 25 of 1965)

Part II : Admissibility of Evidence

14. Witness not excused from answering question by reason that the answer would establish a civil claim against him


A witness may not refuse to answer a question relevant to the issue, the answering of which has no tendency to incriminate himself, or to expose him to penalty or forfeiture of any nature whatsoever, by reason only or on the sole ground that the answering of such question may establish or tend to establish that he owes a debt or is otherwise subject to a civil suit.