Johannesburg - The State in the case against a father, Emmanuel Sibusiso Tshabalala, who shot his sixteen-year-old son, Luyanda, requested that the matter be postponed until February to finalise plea negotiations.
Defence lawyer Chewe Machaka said he hoped there would be a positive outcome in the matter and that the case would be finalised at Tshabalala's next appearance at the Lenasia Magistrate's Court.
Magistrate Maggie van der Merwe read a letter from the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) requesting to meet with Tshabalala's lawyer to discuss a plea agreement.
Tshabalala is facing a charge of murder. He claimed he accidentally shot his son after he mistook him for a hijacker on the premises of Fred Norman Secondary School in Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, on June 5.
Van der Merwe postponed the matter to February 12, 2019.