Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)
Chapter 23 : Witnesses
198. Privilege arising out of marital state
|(1)||A husband shall not at criminal proceedings be compelled to disclose any communication which his wife made to him during the marriage, and a wife shall not at criminal proceedings be compelled to disclose any communication which her husband made to her during the marriage.|
|(2)||Subsection (1) shall also apply to a communication made during the subsistence of a marriage or a putative marriage which has been dissolved or annulled by a competent court.|
[Section 198(2) substituted by section 8 of Act No. 45 of 1988]
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