Witness pointed toy gun at Khakhu during argument, court hears

2015-03-09 14:41
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Johannesburg - State witness Keenan Mokwena pointed a toy gun at murder accused Lindray Khakhu after the two exchanged words, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, heard on Monday.

"I grabbed a plastic gun [from the floor of the car] and pointed it at him to scare him," Mokwena told the court. He was being questioned by prosecutor Deon van Wyk about the shooting in Westbury, Johannesburg, on 2 August last year, in which toddler Luke Tibbetts was killed.

He said Khakhu, who was standing next to his own car, got a gun from his car and shot at him, wounding him.

Khakhu is on trial on 18 charges, including the murder of 3-year-old Tibbetts, the attempted murder of Mokwena, pointing a firearm, and illegal possession of a firearm.

He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Mokwena drove himself to the Sophiatown police station, opened a case against Khakhu, and went to hospital for treatment.

Mokwena, who faces a charge of pointing a firearm, has turned State witness.

Tibbetts was hit by a bullet while sitting on his mother's lap in a car, as Khakhu allegedly shot at Mokwena's car. The boy died in hospital a few days later.

After a tea break, the court was shown a video clip of Khakhu's sister, Lindsey Campbell, saying someone had come to her mother's house and asked "Who is Lindray Khakhu, Papas?" and fired a shot into the air, after which her brother and those around him fled on foot.

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