Johannesburg - The man who allegedly accidentally shot and killed his son at Fred Norman High School in Ennerdale earlier this year is hoping to reach an agreement with the state that will allow him to plead to a culpable homicide charge instead of murder.
The matter has been postponed to December 11 to allow the state and defence to come to an agreement regarding a plea bargain on a culpable homicide charge rather than the current murder charge that he is facing.
Sibusiso Emmanuel Tshabalala's lawyer Chewe Machaka said the case had taken a toll on his client and that he was confident that together with the state, they would be able to reach a fair deal and put the matter to rest.
Tshabalala, 51, appeared at the Lenasia Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. He shot and killed his son Luyanda, 16 at school on June 5.
In a sworn affidavit during his bail application shortly after the incident, Tshabalala had maintained that he shot his son by mistake after he was woken up by a tapping sound at the window of his car.