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Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)

Chapter 22 : Conduct of Proceedings

162. Witness to be examined under oath


(1) Subject to the provisions of sections 163 and 164, no person shall be examined as a witness in criminal proceedings unless he is under oath, which shall be administered by the presiding judicial officer or, in the case of a superior court, by the presiding judge or the registrar of the court, and which shall be in the following form:—

"I swear that the evidence that I shall give, shall be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God."


(2) If any person to whom the oath is administered wishes to take the oath with uplifted hand, he shall be permitted to do so.