Coligny funeral AS IT HAPPENED: I have a problem with whites who practice their superiority - Mahumapelo

2017-05-07 08:31

Follow the updates from the funeral service of Coligny teenager Matlhomola Moshoeu, whose death after he allegedly jumped off a moving vehicle led to riots in the town last week.


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Proceedings are now moving to the cemetery. 

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Mahumapelo: "White people continue to control the land and the banks."

If there are white people against racism they must march tomorrow.

When white people who sign a petition only as white people, we can't say it's not racism, said Mahumapelo.

07 May 10:48
From toothpaste up to lighting services is owned by white people. Mageu is controlled by white people. Intellectual property of biltong is now controlled by white people, says Mahumapelo.

07 May 10:30
White people have to accept and face reality that time has come for them to connect with black people...white superiority is a problem, says Mahumapelo.

07 May 10:29
White people are also using Afrikaans to exclude black people...we have a duty to end racism, says Mahumapelo.

07 May 10:29
We must work together and deal with poverty, inequality and unemployment, says Mahumapelo. 

07 May 10:27

Speaking to reporters on sidelines, Mahumapelo says the provincial government came up with reconciliation healing and renewal.

Mahumapelo says they want to come to the North West town and address white people and address black people so that they build a non-racial community.

In order to fight racism we must also mobilise white people, says Mahumapelo.

"We want to urge our white compatriots to stop white superiority," he said.

07 May 10:22
Proceedings are still under way at the funeral, with journalists gathering outside to interview North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo, reports Jeanette Chabalala.

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Meanwhile, in other news, President Jacob Zuma is expected to address Vuwani residents shortly. 

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Funeral service of the late Matlhomola Moshoeu in Scotland Informal Settlement,  North West  (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

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Funeral service of the late Matlhomola Moshoeu in Scotland Informal Settlement,  North West  (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

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07 May 08:35

Coligny bail postponed to Monday

Coligny - The two farmers accused of killing a teenage boy in Coligny, North West, would have to wait until Monday to find out if they will be granted bail.  

The bail hearing of Pieter Doorewaard, 26, and Philip Schutte, 34, resumed in the town's magistrate’s court on Friday.  

The State argued that it found it strange how the men had acted after the 16-year-old boy had died. 

The duo is accused of killing Matlhomola Mosweu.

They have alleged that they boy jumped off their moving bakkie and broke his neck.  

Prosecutor Khetheni Mudau argued that after the teen's death, the men reported the incident at the police station but declined go to the scene saying they had to attend to other business.  

The pair allegedly caught Mosweu stealing sunflowers on April 20. They were driving him to the local police station with their bakkie when he allegedly jumped off and broke his neck. An eyewitness alleges he was pushed off. Some residents claimed he was killed because he was black, which apparently sparked violent protests in the area last week.  

Mudau said when the men handed themselves over to the police on April 25 - the protests stopped which was an indication that the protest was not related to service delivery.  

"There is a direct evidence implicating the two accused in this matter," he said.  

Mudau said the men should have accompanied the police to the scene. But defence attorney PJ Smith told the court that they believed the allegations made by the State's witness on eNCA and did not corroborate the one he made to Brigadier Clifford Matome Kgorane.

He maintained that there were no other witnesses when Mosweu jumped off the bakkie. "The court should consider that the accused handed themselves over."  

The men said they would be able to pay R20 000 bail.  

Members of the community had set up a petition opposing bail.   According to the petition, the community wants the men to remain behind bars until they stand trial.  

The court gallery was packed with journalists and the young boy's family.  

A large group of pupils joined protesters outside court chanting "no bail".

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07 May 08:31

If Coligny farmers get bail, there will be violence, cop tells court

Coligny - If the two farmers accused of killing a teenager in Coligny, North West, are released on bail there would be public violence, a police officer said on Friday.

Colonel Johannes Serfontein, a commander at the Mahikeng cluster, told the court that, according to information received by police, members of the community had vowed to continue with public violence should the accused be released on bail. 

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