Luke Tibbetts case: Accused killer's friend testifies against him

State witness Dalmain Abrahams has implicated his friend Lindray Khakhu.

The man accused of killing Luke Tibbetts, Lindray Khakhu. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - More details of the events leading up to the killing of three-year-old Luke Tibbetts have been heard in the high court sitting in Palm Ridge, with a state witness saying he saw the accused, Lindray Khakhu, and state witness Keenan Mokwena exchange words before the shooting.

Tibbetts was sitting on his mother's lap in a car in Westbury when a stray bullet hit him in the head.

Khakhu is facing 18 charges, including murder and attempted murder.

State witness Dalmain Abrahams has implicated his friend Khakhu, saying he witnessed an argument with Mokwena during which shots were fired.

He said Khakhu made him drive to Mokwena's girlfriend's house before the two exchanged words.

He added that later that evening, he saw Mokwena point a gun at Khakhu, before Khakhu shot at him as he drove away.

Abrahams said he continued to party with the accused after the shooting took place.

While Abrahams said he was still Khakhu's friend, he said it was not difficult to testify against him.

Abrahams has given a detailed testimony of the altercation but has not made any mention of Tibbetts, despite admitting that he knew the child was fatally wounded.