The following is an update to my post on the IPID report published in 2015
While I did state in 2015 that Michael had shot Scott in self defense, I now need to retract that statement and issue a new statement.
SAPS has thus far refused to inform the family what gun Michael used when he shot at Scott and they also refuse to state what gun was used that fired the bullet that killed Michael. SAPS of course stated that Michael shot himself with his own gun, but they do not state the type or make of gun. SAPS did not state what caliber of bullet hit Scott.
My sister Diana has always insisted that if a bullet fired by Michael’s gun had hit Scott, that bullet would not have been fired directly at Scott, and it must have ricocheted off something before hitting Scott. In other words, Michael would have fired a warning shot and not have intentionally fired directly at Scott. Barbara never believed that Michael did shoot at Scott, though video evidence does show that Michael had a gun and that the gun did jerk, presumably from recoil after firing.
I myself had thought that a ricocheted bullet had hit Scott. My statement in 2015 could however be interpreted that Michel intended to shoot Scott in the face/head, but that was not my intention when I wrote that. The range was very short, and Michael could probably have shot Scott between the eyes, if he had so wished. Furthermore, it is possible that in that situation (described as a war zone by neighbours) Michael accidentally fired a shot. So I certainly cannot state or imply that Michael had intentionally fired at Scott, even though Scott had shot at Michael, again, based on video evidence.
Incidentally Scott stated to the IPID that he directed two shots at Michael. The CCTV video shows only one shot, but a ballistics expert said with sequential sequencing of multiple CCTV cameras, it would not be unexpected that only one shot would be seen on CCTV footage from a single camera when two shots were fired in quick succession from the same gun.