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'He was my only child' - father of slain 15-year-old in Lichtenburg

13 October, 01:12 PM

Willem Motlhoki says he will never see his one and only child ever again. The distraught father recounts his pain of losing his 15-year-old son. Watch. 

Joseph Spense Tshukudu was shot dead after a 46-year-old man opened fire on a group of protesters in Lichtenburg, North West on Tuesday.

The distressed family says Tshukudu was not part of the protest, but helping police direct incoming traffic into the town. 

Jaco Du Plooy appeared at the Lichtenburg magistrates court on Thursday morning, after he handed himself over to police on Tuesday evening. The 46-year-old is charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder. 

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