Westbury case postponed

Johannesburg - A man accused of pointing a firearm in the shooting that left 3-year-old Luke Tibbetts dead appeared in the Newlands Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

Wearing a black jacket and jeans, Keenan Mokwena, 28, appeared in the dock just before 11:00.

Magistrate Elmarie Engelbrecht postponed the matter to 18 August to allow the State to obtain further evidence.

Investigating officer Sergeant Diedelof Fourie said during his testimony that police needed more time to obtain certain dockets and present them to the court.

He said various cases, including housebreaking, car theft, and robbery had been opened against Mokwena.

"We need more time to get the dockets from all these cases," he told the court.

"According to our information, none of the matters have been finalised."

Mokwena and Tibbetts were travelling in Westbury in different vehicles during the shooting on 2 August. They were taken to nearby hospitals after the shooting.

Mokwena was shot in his right arm. He was treated and discharged.

Tibbetts was critically wounded and died in hospital on 8 August. He had been on life support machines since the event.

Earlier on Tuesday, Lindray Khakhu, 24, accused of shooting Tibbetts, appeared in the same court.

The case against him was postponed to 29 August for a formal bail application.

He was arrested after people who witnessed the shooting identified him and reported the matter to the police.

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Wilma Botha 2014-08-12 01:58:48 PM
Bail application really???? No bail for a murderer.
Nin Ja Kitty 2014-08-12 02:13:37 PM
How much more evidence do they need. A child's dead body is not enough? Give me strength.
Clint Henry 2014-08-12 02:19:36 PM
@ Investigating officer Sergeant Diedelof Fourie Surely the dockets for Keenan Mokwena is on a computerized system ... as far as I can recall. This is why justice system is useless... This made News headlines and still you cannot get your ducks in a row. The family needs justice and uselessness to come to an end...When cases take 5-10 years to get resolved we can see why now ...Wasted time on everyone's behalf - How much money has to be wasted before the people that get paid to do their actual jobs gets held accountable ... Same story different person. This case will be postponed maybe ten or twenty times =Please come on
Pontso Kekana 2014-08-12 02:47:23 PM
this guy he must rot in jail child its an important thing in future