Read the breaking news from The Online Citizen[Link]
Several months I wrote that if the Inherent Tendency Test is applied in this case, the only way for Shadrake to win is to prove that he didn't write his book, Once A Jolly Hangman[Link].
The judge has ruled that the Real Test will be applied in this case i.e. Shadrake has a chance to win. The presecution needs to show there is "more than a remote possibility that a significant number of people who have read Shadrake’s book would believe his claims.” The defence will have a chance to show evidence for the statements made in the book.
In choosing the Real Test, the judge has broken away from 4 decades of legal history.