The judge repeatedly asked for Brown’s version of the allegations but Lebala was unable to provide this as it was not contained in her affidavit to the commission.
“Where is her version? If you cannot answer the question, whatever you say is not going to help. If that requirement is not there, you are going to have serious problems get me to grant you leave to cross examine,” said an irritated Zondo.
After telling Lebala that his time was up, Zondo made an immediate ruling dismissing Brown’s application. He said she could resubmit an application to cross-examine if she was able to provide her version to the commission.
The inquiry has been adjourned until next Thursday when a new undisclosed application will be heard.
Jonas and Mentor are also to return to the witness stand. The dates for Jonas to complete his evidence-in-chief and Mentor’s cross-examination have not been set.