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Vicki Momberg asked for removal of journalists in courtroom

Former real estate agent and convicted racist Vicki Momberg’s case has been adjourned in the Johannesburg high Court on Tuesday morning after she called for journalist to be kicked out of the courtroom.

Before proceedings could begin in earnest‚ Momberg began interrupting proceedings because she claimed she was unwilling to tolerate the media presence in the courtroom‚ particularly after Judge Thifhelimbilu Mudua agreed to let video cameras into the room to cover the proceedings.

While her lawyers tried explained that they are not keen to launch an application to get rid of journalist in the courtroom, Momberg stood up to defend her probe saying the media have endangered her life.

She asked the court if she could represent herself. The court adjourned to allow Momberg to think about this decision.

She appeared at the Johannesburg High Court with her newly appointed legal team in an attempt to appeal her conviction and her two-year sentence.

Momberg was found guilty in 2016 on four counts of crimen injuria for using the K-word for 48 times as she was racially abusing a police officer.

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