City of Joburg says it is aware of a person believed to be shot dead before the shack demolitions even commenced.
Analysts see changes in the political framework of the ruling party following a week of explosive events.
The case will resume on 28 September. The mother of the deceased child will continue to give evidence.
The ANC presidential candidate has questioned why disciplinary action has not been taken against the president.
Metrorail encourages commuters to seek alternative transport this morning to get to their destinations on time.