‘Vet’ chance: landmark ruling a big setback for ‘drug lord’

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‘Vet’ chance: landmark ruling a big setback for ‘drug lord’

FREE TO READ | Judge's decision that drug packer’s statement can be admitted is a first in Western Cape

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Alleged drug lord Fadwaan “Vet” Murphy suffered a huge setback in court when a judge decided to stick to the initial evidence of a witness who appeared to have become too scared to testify against him.

The matter revolves around alleged drug packer Felicia Wenn, who made a statement against Murphy, but later backtracked.

From evidence before the court, Murphy appeared to have hoped that Wenn’s evidence would be thrown out as hearsay after she and another witness were declared hostile to the state...

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