The father who accidentally shot and killed his son at Fred Norman High School in Ennerdale was in a much better emotional condition in the dock on Tuesday morning.
Facing a murder charge, Sibusiso Emanuel Tshabalala, 51, appeared before Magistrate Maggie van der Merwe at the Lenasia Magistrate’s Court.
Tshabalala who was inconsolable at his formal bail appearance was in a much better emotional condition then when he first appeared in June. So much so that van der Merwe even commented that he looked better.
Tshabalala was appearing for shooting his son Luyanda Themba Tshabalala,16 at Fred Norman Secondary School in Ennerdale on June 5.
In his sworn affidavit during his bail application, Tshabalala maintained that he shot his son by mistake after he was woken up in his sleep by a tapping sound. He said he thought he was being hijacked.