Senzo Meyiwa trial: Mshololo trades blows with judge in heated confrontation
A significant confrontation arose between Judge and Mshololo regarding the presentation of Du Preez’s report.
Mshololo argued for the defense’s right to review the report before it was presented in court, which the judge contested.
“You want to sit with the witness. Are you listening to yourself?” Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng sarcastically asked.
This disagreement escalated, with the judge questioning Mshololo’s approach and asserting his ruling.
“Mrs Mshololo, you want to run this place. Do you want me to recuse myself? I have no problem with that. I told you I have made a ruling. If you have a problem you can take me on appeal or review,” he exclaimed.
Du Preez presented detailed information on the movements of Mogane’s car, including visits to various locations on specific dates.
His testimony provided crucial insights into the vehicle’s whereabouts on critical days, aiding in piecing together the events related to the case.
Before Du Preez took the stand, the defence re-examined Sgt Batho Mogola.
The defense challenged the legitimacy of the arrests, arguing that a summons, not an arrest warrant, should have been issued.
Sgt Mogola recounted an incident where the accused refused to make a statement or undergo medical examination after an assault complaint.
Conflicting accounts emerged about the alleged assault by Silverton police, leading to a dispute over the interpretation of the records.
The Senzo Meyiwa trial will resume on Friday.