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Police and the NPA cannot explain how the loaded gun that killed senior advocate Addelaid Ann Ferreira-Watt ended up in the Umzimkhulu Magistrate’s Court. DailyNewsSA

Durban - Police and the National Prosecuting Authority cannot explain how the loaded gun that killed senior advocate Addelaid Ann Ferreira-Watt ended up in the Umzimkhulu Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Ferreira-Watt, 51, was accidentally shot when the gun, thought to be a shotgun that was presented as evidence in a house robbery case, reportedly fell and discharged itself.The firearm, according to provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker, was brought to the court to be “entered as evidence”, but it is not clear why it was loaded.

Asked to explain the process followed when firearms were presented in court as evidence, Naicker said: “A case of culpable homicide is being investigated by Umzimkhulu police.

 

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