Winnie Mandela testified Friday at her kidnapping and assault trial that she saw no reason to report a 1988 assault on four young men and did not want to be a "police informer."

During her third day of cross-examination, Mandela said she had heard that youths living at her Soweto home slapped and punched the four young men. She said she regarded it as normal play between youths and saw no need to take action.Chief Prosecutor Jan Swanepoel asked, "Surely you are not serious when you say you had no information relating to crimes?"

Mandela replied that in South Africa's "abnormal society" it was impossible for her as a political figure and community leader to deal with the police.