Violence in Coligny on April 24, 2017. Picture: ANA

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Protesters chant outside court ahead of bail hearing of Coligny murder accused

COLIGNY – Agitated residents of Tlhabologang chanted outside the Coligny Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, ahead of the bail hearing for two farmers accused of killing a schoolboy.

The two accused Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte were arrested in connection with the murder of Matlhomola Jonas Mosweu, 17, of Scotland informal settlement in Coligny.

The two approached the North West High Court on Monday, on an urgent basis, requesting the court to grant them an early date to apply for bail instead of the date of May 9, that was given on their first court appearance on April 28.

The two are facing a charge of murder.

Matlhomola’s father, Sakkie Dingake, who only saw the body several days after his son died, said his neck was broken. He had cuts on his chin, throat and on the back of his neck. Dingake also said his son’s head had become wobbly.

The farmers alleged found Matlhomola stealing sunflower from their fields. They allegedly loaded him onto a bakkie and drove off. The boy is thought to have fallen from the bakkie at a curve. Matlhomola, who suffered severe injuries, was taken to a clinic where he later died.
– African News Agency (ANA).

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