Racist Vicki’s tirade goes on
ONE would think that after more than a year of criminal proceedings, Vicki Momberg would have learnt to behave in court.
Yesterday, the Randburg Magistrate’s Court found Momberg guilty of four counts of crimen injuria for using the k-word 48 times against four police officers who were trying to help her after a smash-and-grab incident.
But the chastising judgment from magistrate Pravina Rugoonandan didn’t seem to curb Momberg’s courtroom conduct. Not only did she spend a significant amount of time threatening an eNCA journalist with legal action, she had to be coaxed into the courtroom by her lawyer on multiple occasions – and before her case could be postponed, she vanished from the courtroom, holding back proceedings for at least 15 minutes.
Her conduct was unlikely to endear her to either the magistrate or the prosecutor Yusuf Baba, who apparently was pushing for potential prison time for the racist real estate agent – which would be the harshest sentence imposed on someone found guilty of crimen injuria.
It hasn’t always been outside court that Momberg has been seen acting out. She spent two days of proceedings earlier this year claiming that her lawyer Joe Davidowitz had failed her, had not argued correctly and that his colleague had been drunk during a telephone consultation with her.
Her tirade against Davidowitz continued until Rugoonandan intervened.
On another occasion, Momberg also had to be told to stop interrupting the presiding officer, who said Momberg needed to re-examine her behaviour while in the dock.
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