Mandela crash report not commissioned

2012-04-17 11:28

The accident report on the crash that killed former president Nelson Mandela’s great-granddaughter, Zenani Mandela, was not certified by a commissioner of oaths.

Johannesburg Metro police officer Henry Miller told the Johannesburg Magistrates Court that he signed the report to signify that everything in it was correct.

“After I signed the document, I handed it over to the investigating officer. I cannot remember if he certified it... But it is his duty.”

Miller was testifying in the culpable homicide trial of the car’s driver, Sizwe Mankazana, who had been driving home 13-year-old Zenani from the soccer World Cup concert at Orlando Stadium on June 11 2010.

He was responding to questions by Mankazana’s lawyer Kenny Oldwage.

Mankazana, dressed in a black striped suit, sat quietly in the dock, listening and making notes. He was supported by family members and friends.

Today, walking into court with a crutch, Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was accompanied by her daughters Zindzi and Zenani, and the child’s mother Zoleka.

Miller was questioned on where Mankazana was when he arrived at the scene. “Your worship, he was wandering around freely on the scene.”

Oldwage was questioning the time photographs in the report were taken, and when Mankazana was arrested.
The trial continues.

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