The court heard the accused was a violent person and his actions, aimed at the two accused, showed “an element of resentment”.
The state played two videos in court and asked Posholi to comment on the content.
According to Posholi, in the first clip the man made a call to those in attendance to accompany him to the cells of the two murder accused.
In the second video clip, the man confronted a female officer and asked her to move. He then assaulted her and pushed her away. The violence was as a result of the speech made by him, Posholi said.
Defence attorney Potgieter argued that his client did not make the call for violence and was not involved in the setting alight of the police van.
Potgieter said two witnesses will tell the court that his client was not seen in the court building or police cells.
However, Posholi maintained that the man was involved.
“How was he involved?” Potgieter asked. “He damaged the window of the court cell, by hitting it with a flag. He was not alone, he was assisted by a mob.”
Potgieter said that Posholi was speculating, which he denied. Potgieter argued that Posholi also did not know who fired the shots and did not know under what circumstances they were fired.
He claimed that his client was pushed by the warrant officer and that he had not throttled or assaulted the woman.
Potgieter told the court that Posholi's statements were “far-fetched”.
He said that Posholi was pursuing an “arrest to investigate, not investigate to arrest” strategy, which the officer disagreed with.
The state alleged that the accused was the leader and had incited the actions that led to the chaos. Judgment on the man's bail application has been reserved until Tuesday.