Senior state advocate Addelaid Ferreira-Watt has died after she was shot at the regional court in Ixopo, Kwazulu-Natal, after a gun displayed in court as evidence, was accidentally discharged.
KZN police confirmed that a case of culpable homicide was being probed after the apparent freak shooting.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said the weapon was brought to court as evidence.
"It is alleged that the weapon was brought to court to be entered as evidence in a house robbery case when it accidentally discharged in court."
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