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POLYGRAPH TESTING?!?
Many ask: “Why doesn’t Oscar Pistorius take a lie detector test as to whether he intended to shoot Reeva Steenkamp or not?”

WHAT IS IT???
It is a test to measure deception by recording and assimilating physiological responses to questions.
There are usually three types of questions asked during the process:

Irrelevant questions establish a baseline to compare other answers by asking simple questions with clear true and false answers;
Comparison questions have an indirect relationship to the event or circumstance, and they are designed to encourage the subject to lie; and
Relevant questions are compared against comparison questions (which should represent false answers) and irrelevant questions (which should represent true answers).

AS THE CHAIRMAN BE AWARE: IT IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE!!!
And, this is why the Labour Court upheld a Commissioner’s decision that the dismissal of an employee who failed a polygraph test was substantively unfair in DHL Supply Chain SA (Pty) Ltd v De Beer NO and Other. As such the further evidence led by the Employer did not circumstantially point to the employee’s guilt.

Without a Polygraph test what is the circumstantial evidence pointing to Oscar’s intention to shoot Reeva???


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