Screen grab's veracity questioned in Land Party leader's trial

- | 8 months ago

The recent court judgment against the EFF in the matter brought by Karima Brown may have had its first court citation on Friday as the lawyer for Land Party leader Gcobani Ndzongana objected to the use of a screen grab in his trial in the Stellenbosch Regional Court.

Prosecutor Harold Engelbrecht had referenced a screen grab of a Facebook post relating to an alleged plan to destroy a fence separating Zwelihle and Sandbaai in Hermanus in July 2018 due to ongoing land protests. He was questioning an Overstrand Law Enforcement manager, Johannes du Toit, on how he came to witness the destruction of a fence separating Sandbaai and Zwelihle.

Du Toit testified that he got wind that something was up when he was sent a screen grab of a post purportedly from Ndzongana, "saying they were going to break down the fence".

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