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'The parents are devastated and resting at home' - Coligny school principal

09 May, 01:39 PM

Jeanette Chabalala, News24

The situation in Coligny was calm on Tuesday morning, following violent protests that saw four houses being set alight. 

On Monday the Coligny Magistrate's Court granted bail to the two farm workers accused of killing a teenager, allegedly sparking violent protests in the area. 

Speaking to News24 on Tuesday morning, a school principal Stanny Monyakana said following the verdict, the parents were taken to be treated for high blood pressure at a clinic and later transferred to a doctor in Lichtenburg.

"He (the father) was very devastated. This thing is going to take them time... It's not going to heal overnight,'' said Monyakana.

He said they had requested the family to rest at home.

In talks

Police officers, farmers, businessmen and some community leaders were apparently in a meeting to discuss the way forward. 

They are expected to brief the community at a later stage. 

The town's main street, Voortrekker, was packed with members of the media while police patrolled the area. 

The N14 near Coligny was still littered with rocks and tyres. 

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