“I realised it was my son after he said ‘Daddy, it’s me’

ibusiso Tshabalala, the father who allegedly accidentally shot and killed his teenage son outside a school in Johannesburg, appeared at the Lenasia Magistrate’s Court on June 7, 2018. Tshabalala was released on warning, without having to pay bail.

Emanuel Tshabalala couldn’t hold back the tears as the court heard the details of how he shot and killed his son outside a Johannesburg school on Tuesday.

“This is my first accident and a painful one‚” he tearfully told the court.

The court, taking into account the fact that he handed himself over and had cooperated fully with the police, released him on a warning.

Magistrate Maggie van der Merwe said: “I can only describe this incident as a tragedy.