Zenani crash report 'not certified'

2012-04-17 13:32

Johannesburg - 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, a court heard on Tuesday.

Johannesburg metro police official Henry Miller told the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court 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.

Miller 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.

On Tuesday, 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," Miller told the court.

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

The trial continues.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-04-17 14:26

    so if its not certified does that mean he is innocent i don understand why are they splitting hairs over a accident report it just a record of what is not his blood sample or evidence that was found in the care that needs to be safegaurded its just a piece of paper which anybody can obtain for nominal fee ask the ambulance chasers .if he was drunk rather concern yourself with when the blood was taken and if it was properly documented ,man some people can be anal

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