Andile Lili disputes video evidence of incitement

Lili has been accused of inciting violence while addressing ANC supporters last week.

FILE: A small group of Andile Lili's supporters outside Bellville Magistrate Court during his court appearance on 31 July 2015. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The admissibility of audiovisual evidence has been a contentious issue in the bail hearing of ANC provincial executive member Andile Lili today.

Lili is accused of incitement to commit violence.

Addressing dozens of supporters on Tuesday last week, Lili said criminals such as rapists and murderers should be killed brutally.

He was arrested the following day.

#AndileLili's bail hearing has adjourned until after lunch. SS

Investigating officer Alfred Vertue told the Bellville Magistrates Court he had video evidence of two occasions that Lili tried to incite violence.

The most recent incident was last week, while in August last year Lili is alleged to have urged supporters to fight with police.

But the controversial activist's defence has vehemently argued against the admissibility of the video, challenging its authenticity.

Defence lawyer Joey Moses has also accused the state of using stalling tactics, saying they wanted to keep Lili incarcerated for as long as possible.

Meanwhile, the defence says it will call for a trial within a trial to challenge the authenticity of those two video recordings in the possession of the State.

#AndileLili Moses: "My client has been truthful and has not tried to mislead the court." SS

Lili is applying for bail and the State is opposing it.

Dozens of Ses'khona People's Rights Movement members have come out in support of embattled activist Lili as he fights to be released on bail.

Many are entertaining themselves outside court by singing and dancing.

Inside court Lili appears confident as his defence outline various reasons why bail should be granted.

Magistrate Joe Magele earlier ruled in the defence's favour that two videos in which Lili can be heard allegedly inciting violence cannot be used against him.

Lili's bail hearing continues.

#AndileLili supporters hopeful he'll be granted bail, "we're taking him home with us today," they shout. SS

WATCH chaos outside Bellville magistrates court ahead of #AndileLili's bail application decision. SS

#AndileLili supporters outside court. SS