King’s Counsel Karabo Mohau on Friday informed the High Court that he will no longer represent the first accused, Senior Superintendent Thabo Tšukulu because the state has not paid his pro deo fees.
Senior Counsel Shaun Abrahams who appears for the Crown said he was however, unaware of the development, accusing the defence of unprofessional conduct.
But he was quick to add that another lawyer will soon be appointed to replace KC Mohau in order for the trial which resumed on Thursday to continue.
All accused have pleaded not guilty to the murder and the case was postponed to next week to give the court time to replace Mohau.
Tšukulu is charged along with three other police officers including Mabitle Matona, Mothibeli Mofolo and Haleokoe Taasoane for the murder of Khetheng on March 26, 2016.