Eyewitness to be cross-examined

2011-03-23 10:42

A 15-year-old eyewitness, who said she had seen former apartheid hit man Joe Mamasela murder his landlord, will continue to be cross-examined today.

The minor had testified in camera at the Johannesburg High Court yesterday with only journalists present.

The family and widow of landlord Lali Joseph Nhlapo, who were not allowed to sit in on the minor’s testimony, were allowed in today.

Yesterday, Mamasela pleaded not guilty to murdering Nhlapo.

In a statement read out in court by his advocate Christo Meiring, Mamasela admitted that he had fired three shots at Nhlapo but said he had acted in self-defence.

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