Identification of Zwelethu Mthethwa in CCTV footage under scrutiny
The defence questioned how a witness was able to recognise Zwelethu Mthethwa when his face is not visible.
CAPE TOWN -The police's identification of artist Zwelethu Mthethwa as a murder suspect has come under the scrutiny in his trial.
Investigating Officer Warren Smith is testifying for a third day in the Western Cape High Court.
Mthethwa stands accused of killing sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo in Woodstock three years ago.
The identification of Mthethwa through CCTV footage has been a focal point of his defence attorney William Booth's cross-examination of Smith.
Booth questioned how a witness, who pointed out Mthethwa using the video footage, was able to recognise him when his face is not visible.
He's also raised doubts over how the witness is said to have identified the artist's vehicle but could not provide any details in her testimony.
Smith conceded positive identification is almost impossible as the footage is of poor quality and that he also had doubts about the witness's statement.