Malema, Ndlozi lawyer try to portray Venter as an unreliable witness

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The red beret’s legal team has resumed its cross-examination of the police officer who’s accused them of assault.

EFF leader Julius Malema outside the Randburg Magistrates Court on Thursday, 29 October 2020. Picture: Xanderleigh Dookey/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Randburg Magistrates Court is hearing a back-and-forth about whether Julius Malema and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi‘s vehicle formed part of the convoy at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral.

The red beret’s legal team has resumed its cross-examination of the police officer who’s accused them of assault.

The team, led by advocate Lawrence Hodes, is trying to portray Johannes Venter as an unreliable witness.

Venter claims he was assaulted by the pair at the funeral back in 2018.

Both Malema and Ndlozi have pleaded not guilty.

‘THE CAR DIDN’T HAVE A VISIBLE PERMIT’

Lawyers for Malema insist the vehicle the EFF leader was travelling in at the funeral had a visible permit on its dashboard.

Hodes said policeman Venter stopped Malema even though he had the necessary accreditation.

Venter speaking through a translator argued that he did not see any visible permit: “As the vehicle was driving on Houghton, I did not see any visible permit. The vehicle stopped and I went up to it and asked where they were going to.”

(Audio taken from eNCA)

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