Emmanuel Tshabalala’s lawyer will approach the Director of Public Prosecutions in a bid to have the murder case against his client withdrawn.
This came out today in the Lenasia Magistrate's Court, where Tshabalala stands accused of shooting and killing his 16-year-old son Luyanda. Tshabalala, backed by his family, has since pleaded that the shooting was accidental.
His lawyer Chewe Machaka told the court that he would approach the DPP to submit representations with the hope that the matter could be withdrawn.
Machaka told the court that his move was being prompted by the state’s lack of readiness to prosecute. He bemoaned the state's slow pace to obtain photographs from the scene, ballistic reports and an outstanding approval of Section 205 application.