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The Coligny murder sentencing continues in the North West High Court.
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#Coligny Zwiegelaar: They also appreciate that what ever they say or do won't bring your son back to you.
Moshoeu's mother: My only request is that the State should perform it's duty.
Zwiegelaar: The mothers of accused 1 and 2 would also like to tell you
(Moshoeu's mother) that as mothers they know what you are going through.
They would also like to have the opportunity to try and support and
#Coligny Zwiegelaar says the accused have asked to come and apologise.
But Moshoeu's mother says she doesn't agree because "my child is not here".
Zwiegelaar says yesterday there was a discussion between the parties.
She says the accused requested a meeting with Moshoeu's family to
#Coligny Agnes: They can regret what happened, but where is my child?
Zwiegelaar says the family of the accused would have been present at the meeting with the aim to convey their condolences.
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#Coligny Zwiegelaar: Did you receive social grant for the deceased?
Zwiegelaar: Also at the time of his death?
Adv Molefe says the questions are too personal and irrelevant.
#Coligny Zwiegelaar: Is Saki (Moshoeu's father) also the biological father of your six children?
Agnes: I have four children with Saki.
Zwiegelaar: And the other kids?
Judge says the questions are not relevant.
Paul Morule, a preacher from Mahikeng claims that Coligny
case witness Bonakele Pakisi had admitted to him he had lied and that he could
no longer stay silent about it on January 19, 2019 in Coligny.
Pakisi, who is the only eyewitness in the infamous Coligny
murder trial against two white men convicted for throwing a teenager from a
bakkie, reportedly admitted to lying when he testified against Pieter
Doorewaard, and Phillip Schutte, who were found guilty of the murder of
Matlhomola Moshoeu in April 2017. (Elizabeth Sejake, Gallo Images, Netwerk24,
Adv Zwiegelaar: Did you take any steps to establish the whereabouts of your son?
Moshoeu's mother: The people who took more steps than me was Mr Mnyakama and others.
Adv Zwiegelaar: What was the time period since you saw your son for the
last time and when you received the report about his death?
Moshoeu's mother says two weeks.
Coligny case witness Bonakele Pakisi denies lying in court
during an interview on January 19, 2019 in Coligny.
Adv Zwiegelaar: Did they (colleagues) tell you it was your son?
Agnes: They also didn't know.
Judge Hendricks: When you received the message about your late son where were you?
Agnes: I was working.
She says she heard her colleagues talking about a child who was killed.
Adv Zwiegelaar tells Agnes about her son's birth certificate and asks if she can read.
Agnes: I can only read Tswana.
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The self-proclaimed eyewitness in the Coligny murder case claimed he was intimidated into "confessing" to lying in court, the Sowetan reported.
Adv Rapula: You lost your child for a sunflower and no approach in terms
of ubuntu was made by accused to say we sympathize for your loss?
Coligny murder case: AfriForum's Gerrie Nel and advocate Barry Roux to help convicted men after reports that witness 'lied'
Lobby group AfriForum has decided to help pay for the legal costs of the
two men who were found guilty of murdering a teenage boy in Coligny,
its CEO Kallie Kriel told News24.
Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte in the North West High Court. They were found guilty of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu's murder. #Coligny @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/7OTn9kp6nu— Jeanette Chabalala (@J_chabalala) January 30, 2019
Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte in the North West High Court. They were found guilty of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu's murder. #Coligny @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/7OTn9kp6nu
Moshoeu's mom Agnes tells the court that she was heartbroken when she heard that her child was killed. #coligny @TeamNews24— Jeanette Chabalala (@J_chabalala) January 30, 2019
Moshoeu's mom Agnes tells the court that she was heartbroken when she heard that her child was killed. #coligny @TeamNews24
We are back in the North West High Court for sentencing proceedings of two men found guilty of the murder of #Coligny teen. Moshoeu's mother is back on the stand.@TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/kywyMVGTUW— Jeanette Chabalala (@J_chabalala) January 30, 2019
We are back in the North West High Court for sentencing proceedings of two men found guilty of the murder of #Coligny teen. Moshoeu's mother is back on the stand.@TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/kywyMVGTUW
Mmankhibidu Mosweu and Saki Dingake are seen during an
interview about her painful life after the killers of her son were found guilty
on November 27, 2018 in Coligny.
The family of 16-year-old Matlhomola Mosweu are devastated
that two Coligny farmworkers found guilty of killing their son want to spend
the festive season outside jail. (Tiro Ramatlhatse, Gallo Images, Sowetan, file)
Coligny murder: Mom weeps as she tells court of son's 'unnecessary' death over a sunflower
The mother of slain Coligny teen Matlhomola Moshoeu broke down in the
North West High Court on Tuesday as she spoke of the heartache she
endured when she discovered that her son had been killed because of a
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