Nelson Mandela funeral fraud case focuses on authenticity of bank records

The state also presented evidence to corroborate the testimony of Johanna Heineke, forensic liaison manager at Vodacom.

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JOHANNESBURG – Proceedings in the Nelson Mandela The funeral fraud case in the Bhisho High Court focused on the authenticity of bank statements on Tuesday as the trial continued.

The state also presented evidence to corroborate the testimony of Johanna Heineke, forensic liaison manager at Vodacom.

Heineke was called to verify the authenticity of the cellphone data.

The state focused on authenticating evidence from two new witnesses on Tuesday.

But the evidence of both drew objections from the defence.

Evidence from Standard Bank’s investigative unit Mark Momberg has been called into question after discrepancies were noted in bank statements.

The defense reminded the court that a decision on whether the more than 3,000 pages of cellphone data would be allowed to be used as evidence in the trial is still pending.

The public prosecutor then concentrated on validating the acts brought into evidence.

“I can guarantee that this data was downloaded directly from the system with the Vodacom logo. If I downloaded it yesterday, today, tomorrow it will remain the same. The content of the information will not be different.

The case continues on Wednesday with the defense expected to cross-examine Vodacom’s forensic liaison officer.