WATCH: Coligny farm workers granted bail

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The Colignymagistratescourt will rule on the bail application of the two men accused of murdering a 16-year-old boy. ?

 

 

 

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COLIGNY - Two North West farmer workers accused of killing a teenager in Coligny have been granted bail of R5,000 each.

Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte are accused of killing Matlhomola Jonas Mosweu (16) of the Scotland informal settlement in Coligny.

The two will return to court on 26 June.

They handed themselves over to police nearly two weeks ago.

Magistrate Magaola Foso said the bail application process was difficult because of the public interest in the case.

 

Foso said the cause of death has not yet been determined.

The two allegedly caught Mosweu, generally known as Faki, stealing sunflowers in their field near the informal settlement.

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They claim Mosweu died when he jumped off the back of their bakkie.

They were taking him to the police station because the boy had allegedly stolen sunflowers.

But a state witness alleges Mosweu was assaulted.

His death sparked violent protests.

At the same time, there have been petitions supporting and opposing bail.

Mosweu was laid to rest on Sunday.