Case postponed again

2018-06-05 06:01

A father accused of killing his son will need to wait another month before being given direction on his trial.

Sedick Abrahams (62) appeared in Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a charge of murder for stabbing his son to death after a fight.The incident occurred on Wednesday 31 January at 15:10.

His son, Clinton, was found with a stab wound to his chest. It is reported that the 28-year-old was declared dead on arrival at the hospital and Abrahams was
arrested.

He has never denied killing his son but says it was in self-defence after years of abuse. This revelation, and the fact that he has been known in the community for more than 30 years, saw his community rallying behind him ahead of his first appearance (“Residents petition for man’s release”, People’s Post, 6 February).

It is believed the man was abused by his drug-addicted son, who stole from the family and was aggressive towards Abrahams. He made his first appearance in court on Wednesday 11 April and the case was further postponed to Tuesday 29 May. The case was then further postponed to Wednesday 27 June due to outstanding chain statements and morgue reports.

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