A large group of relatives and friends, wearing T-shirts with Franco’s face on, gathered at Cape Town Magistrates’ Court on Friday as the self-confessed killer, Ethan Fisher, returned to the dock.
Fisher, 22, handed himself and his gun over to police after Franco died in Christiaan Barnard Hospital on 7 September from a gunshot wound.
Ethan is out on bail of R2000 bail as the state did not oppose his bail application.
Mom Natasha says they want answers.
“It has almost been three months since Franco was shot and we still struggle every day to cope with the loss and to make sense of what happened,” she says.
“Ethan is claiming that he did it in self-defence.
“He had a licensed firearm and part of the training is about how and when you can use your firearm and it is very clear that you can only use it when you feel your life or somebody else’s life is in danger.
“Our son and his friends were not armed, they did not threaten anybody’s life.”
The matter was postponed to 3 March 2020.
Natasha adds: “The guy that shot and killed our son is having Christmas with his family, while our son is dead and our family is being torn apart by grief.
“What is a pathology report going to contribute to this case? Everybody knows who pulled the trigger.”