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9 Mar 2015
1:59 pm

Mokwena pointed toy gun at khakhu: court hears


State witness Keenan Mokwena pointed a toy gun at murder accused Lindray Khakhu after the two exchanged words, the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, heard on Monday.

FILE PICTURE: Keenan Mokwena, the man who was involved in an apparent gang-related shooting in Westbury, Johannesburg over the weekend. The community is up in arms as Luke Tibbetts (3 year old) was shot in the head, leaving him on life support. Tibbetts dies in hospital on August 8. Picture: Valentina Nicol

“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 August 2 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 three-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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