The Mitchells Plain drug addict who was killed by his own father in self-defence was to have been a witness in the murder case of Gafsa Roberts.
Clinton Abrahams, 28, was expected to give evidence in the trial against Gafsa’s son, Shakoor Roberts.
Prosecutors are set to prove Roberts strangled his 61-year old mother to death and hid her body in the wheelie bin at their home in Winterhoek Street, Tafelsig in March 2015.
Clinton was among those listed as State witnesses and was expected to testify about finding Gafsa’s clothing dumped on a field.
The matter could also not proceed on Tuesday due to the State prosecutor not being present.
The case was postponed to 23 May.
Clinton’s father, Sedick Abrahams, made headlines last year when he told of how he and his family had suffered for 13 years under Clinton’s drug addiction.
Clinton had become a tik monster, terrorising and threatening his family at their Tafelsig home.
Abrahams said on the day he killed his son in January 2018, he had hung out the washing when Clinton asked him for food.
Abrahams said Clinton’s food was on the kitchen table and that he had told his son where it was, but that the son insisted he give it to him.
Abrahams said Clinton picked up a knife and that he had been scared of being harmed.
He fought to get the knife away from Clinton and accidentally stabbed him.
Abrahams was arrested for murder, but was acquitted earlier this year.
Wednesday, Sedick said he didn’t want to comment on Gafsa’s matter.