Venter said he was in shock, but Hodes argued that this was not true as the footage from the incident shows him smiling. He told Hodes that he smiles when he is in shock.
AfriForum had pushed for Malema and Ndlozi to be prosecuted.
Shivambu told the party's “ground forces” that Venter had no case against the EFF leaders and that he kept contradicting himself in court.
“They don't have a clear case of what they stand for, they have now brought apartheid police officer called Venter ... He is now there, contradicting himself. The lawyers of the commander-in-chief have now demonstrated to the court that what the guy wrote in the statement and what he is saying today are different things,” he said as the crowd cheered.
EFF secretary-general Marshall Dlamini told the crowd that the “ground forces” will attend the court cases “until we defeat racism”.
The trial continues on Thursday.