Foreign Courts Evidence Act, 1962 (Act No. 80 of 1962)
6. Offences by witnesses
|(1)||Any person summoned to appear and give evidence or produce any book, document or object before any person taking an examination who, without sufficient cause, fails to attend at the time and place specified or to remain in attendance until the conclusion of the examination or until he is excused by the person taking the examination from further attendance, or refuses to be sworn or to make affirmation as a witness, or having been sworn or having made affirmation, fails to answer fully and satisfactorily any question put to him, or fails to produce any book, document or object in his possession or custody or under his control, which he was summoned to produce, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty rand or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months.|
|(2)||Any person who after having been sworn or having made affirmation, gives false evidence before a person taking an examination, knowing such evidence to be false or not knowing or believing it to be true, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to the penalties prescribed by law for perjury.|
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