Fratricide case struck off

2014-06-21 20:14
Kimber hunting rifle

Kimber hunting rifle

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The case of a 17-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his brother was struck off the court roll, Beeld reported on Saturday.

According to the teenager's lawyer, Anton Mitchell, the prosecutor agreed to the removal of the case from the roll.

The State agreed on the basis of equity and fairness, as well as in the interest of the community, Mitchell told the newspaper.

The teenager shot dead his 21-year-old brother on Monday at Witpoort farm, near Ottosdal.

North West police said the two brothers were kneeling down and aiming to shoot a warthog when the 21-year-old suddenly stood up.

"It is apparent that the minor, unaware that his brother was standing up, fired a shot, and the bullet allegedly hit the victim in the head," Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said at the time.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    mahikeng publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Du Preez: Pollard's drop-goal was vital
SA-born Kruger starts against Boks
Boks up to No 4 in rankings
Hooper cited over shoulder charge
Traffic Alerts

It is time to focus on your daily rhythm. Are you putting too much attention on future projects and neglecting the day to more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.