Trial: Romila Singh too ill to testify

2010-06-08 00:00

THE trial of Romila Singh (53), who is charged with murdering her daughter-in-law, Fiona Khader, last year, did not proceed yesterday as Singh complained she is ill.

She was due to begin giving evidence in her defence yesterday, but the court instead ordered that she be taken to a district surgeon for a checkup and treatment if necessary.

The case will continue today if Singh is found to be medically fit.

According to evidence at her bail hearing last year, Singh reportedly suffers from a form of bone marrow cancer.

Defence lawyer Kelvin Singh yesterday told Judge Achmat Jappie and two assessors that Singh informed him yesterday that she began to experience pain on Sunday afternoon and that her condition affected her breathing.

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