The prosecutor, however, said a local woman, named only as Pinky, had denied this evidence.
“The police followed that version up and possess an affidavit by Pinky. She confirms a traditional fest did take place at her house in September, but she denies you attended the feast and denies you helped to slaughter the sheep,” the prosecution put to Mahlamba.
“I was there,” he retorted through an interpreter.
Mahlamba’s alibi is that on the night of Horner’s murder, he was at home in the company of his girlfriend.
The prosecution however, said an affidavit given by his girlfriend under oath suggested the couple did not spend the entire night together.
“No, I was with her,” Mahlamba said.