Two men guilty of murdering a Coligny teenager

JOHANNESBURG - The two men accused of murdering 16-year old Matlhomola Moshoeu have been found guilty.

Farmers Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte are accused of pushing the teen out of a moving van.

34-year-old Philip Schutte, and 27-year-old, Pieter Doorewaard pleaded not guilty to a string of charges including murder, intimidation, kidnapping, theft, and the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The two claimed that Moshoeu jumped out of a moving van after they caught him and another teenager stealing sunflower heads at the Rietvlei farm.

They were taking him to the Coligny police station about three kilometres away.

The sole eyewitness of the incident Bonakele Pakisi had testified that Moshoeu did not jump but was pushed from the moving van.

Moshoeu's death set off a mass violent protest in Coligny that left six houses and three trucks torched, several shops were looted and damaged.


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