Phuti Mosomane and Sapa
The trial of Sizwe Mankazana, who is accused of culpable homicide in the death of Nelson Mandela's great-grandaughter, continues in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.
Mankazana was driving 13-year-old Zenani Mandela home from a Soccer World Cup concert at Orlando Stadium on June 11, 2010, when they crashed.
A photograph showing how a roadside barrier penetrated the car in which 13-year-old Zenani Mandela died was submitted to the court on Thursday.
For the first time, the court was able to see how the steel barrier ripped into the Mercedes-Benz, and dragged like a tail behind the car as it careened across the M1, hit a lamppost and came to a standstill.
Kenny Oldwage, appearing for the defence, said roadside barriers were designed to absorb the force of impact in a car accident and deflect "any offending object."
Mankazana faces charges of drunk driving and culpable homicide.
She was the great-granddaughter of Nelson Mandela and the granddaughter of Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
The accused’s father, Zwelakhe Mnkazana, was dating Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, the teenager’s grandmother, when the incident happened.