Monday, October 3, 2011

Basson inquiry update

From the Daily Maverick, an update on the hearing of Dr. Wouter Basson, who led the South African apartheid government's biological warfare program.

"Basson’s lawyer Jaap Cilliers is one of those hectoring, pushy, wrong side of rude advocates. He has this air of exasperation, an expression that says: if only you could see that I’m right, we could all pack up and go home, but you don’t so I’m just going to have to push you. It’s not pleasant. At the other end of the crease, Professor Steven Miles – calm, polite and seemingly unflappable. He gives every impression of relishing his time under cross-examination. We’ve suggested before that Miles is a professional at this. Scratch that. He’s world-class, first pick for anyone selecting a best of the World XI to take on the team from Mars."

Read it here.

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