Witness alleges Westbury shooter shot him

2015-03-06 19:15
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Johannesburg - Another of Lindray Khakhu's alleged victims on Friday told the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, that Khakhu shot him twice in the legs on 17 June 2013.

Shane Williams had been a passenger in Alton Mooi's vehicle the night Mooi was shot, allegedly by Khakhu, within metres of the G-spot shebeen in Westbury, Johannesburg.

The court heard that Williams and Khakhu had exchanged words that night outside the shebeen.

Khakhu drove off and Williams, who was heading to his uncle's house, followed with Mooi at high speed.

Mooi crashed into Khakhu's vehicle after a stop sign just a few metres from the shebeen and a hail of bullets was then fired, allegedly from Khakhu's vehicle.

CCTV footage taken from the shebeen showed patrons running towards the accident scene after the collision and running back towards the popular local drinking spot when the shots rang out.

In the footage, Williams is seen fleeing into the shebeen leaving a trail of blood splatters on the tiled floor.

Police discovered a total of 15 cartridges at the scene.

Testifying on Thursday, former police officer Ronald Williams told the court that on that night he heard the gunshots and ran in the direction of the sound. He stopped when he saw a young man running past him with a gun in his hand.

Williams told the court the gun looked like it had been discharged.

He was asked how he could see the firearm around 23:00.

"I could see it was a firearm. The lighting was good, I could see it," he said in Afrikaans.

The footage taken from the shebeen has played a huge role in the State's case.

Khakhu faces 18 charges, including several of murder, attempted murder, and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

On Friday, prosecutor Deon van Wyk said the State would on Monday begin calling witnesses linked to the murder of Luke Tibbetts.

The 3-year-old toddler died after being hit by a stray bullet, allegedly fired by Khakhu and aimed at Keenan Mokwena.

Tibbetts had been sitting on his mother's lap in a car when he was struck by a bullet.

Mokwena was wounded in the shooting while Tibbetts died after several days in hospital.

Khakhu has seen great support from his family since his trial began on Monday.

It was still unclear whether Tibbetts's mother, who is said to be suffering from depression, would be in court on Monday.

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