Legal Aid: Are WhatsApp summons valid in court?

For the WhatsApp serving summons, you may have to offer proof that the number you used actually belongs to the specific defendant, either by registration or frequency of use. ”. PHOTO/FOTOSEARCH

What you need to know:

  • Parties to a civil suit are required by law to appear in court whenever their matter is listed for hearing.
  • The question of whether one appears or not in person is guided by provisions of section 20 to 24 of the civil procedure rules.
  • Besides, the rules guide the court on what to look for in determining whether a litigant is aware of the suit filed.

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