No bail application for Westbury accused

Johannesburg - The man who allegedly fatally shot 3-year-old Luke Tibbetts appeared briefly in the Newlands Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg on Friday.

It was expected that 24-year-old Lindray Khakhu would formally apply for bail, but Magistrate Koos Pretorius was told there would be no bail application.

Prosecutor Dion van Wyk said Khakhu's lawyer Rowen Meth had withdrawn as Khakhu's representative, and the matter would be transferred to the South Gauteng High Court.

Khakhu would appear again on 3 September.

Khakhu, wearing a black jacket, red hoodie, and jeans, was to be brought before the high court later on Friday in a separate matter.

Upon Pretorius ruling that the case be transferred, Khakhu showed the "call me" gesture with his right hand to family in the full public gallery as he left the dock.

Khakhu and Keenan Mokoena, 28, allegedly had an argument after which Mokoena pointed a gun at him on 2 August. Khakhu allegedly fired shots at Mokoena and a stray bullet hit Tibbetts, who was in his mother's car passing by.

Tibbetts was placed on life support machines and died in hospital on 8 August.

On 18 August, Mokoena was denied bail.

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Siotine 2014-08-29 11:48:35 AM
BASTARD!! Rot in hell!
Trudie Sieberhagen 2014-08-29 12:12:32 PM
Hang the ass wipe I don’t want him in jail because then I end up paying for him to have 3 meals a day housing as well as possibility to study HELL NO SICK OF THIS CRIME AGAINT CHILDREN !!!! HANG THE ASHOLE, EVERY MAN OR WOMAN WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF A CHILD IN THIS COUNTRY NEEDS THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE DEATH PENALTY. If you cannot adder to the laws of this country then you do not deserve human rights at all you gave that up when you committed a crime against your country your community so why should be honour you be respecting your rights when you did not respect your community’s !!!
Belinda Oberholster 2014-08-29 12:13:02 PM
A "call me request" to family means he got a cellphone - I hope not! Further family as tough as it sounds do not support this member, what he did is unforgiven, he does not respect nobody, you can be his next victims! Shoot a little harmless boy of 3 years old, unbelievable!
Nin Ja Kitty 2014-08-29 01:42:59 PM
let the Bstd rot. He brutally murdered a toddler. He should be hanged at the gallows.