OVERVIEW: Father of murdered Coligny teen unhappy with sentences, expected life imprisonment

2019-03-06 10:03

The two men convicted of killing Coligny teen Matlhomola Moshoeu have been sentenced to 18 and 23 years in prison in the North West High Court.

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06 Mar 10:58
Accused number 2: (Schutte) 20 years for murder, 3 years for kidnapping, 2 years for itimidation, 1 year for theft, 2 years for pointing of a firearm. Will effectively serve for a total of 23 years.

06 Mar 10:57
Accused number 1: (Doorewaard) 15 years imprisonment for murder, 3 years for kidnapping, 2 years for intimidation, 1 year for theft, 2 years for pointing of a firearm pointing. Will effectively serve 18 years in total. 

06 Mar 10:52
The court will order that some of the counts will run concurrently.

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Hendricks: It was accused number 2 who picked up deceased and threw him head first to the ground. This difference will be displayed in sentence that the court will mete out. Mercy is also an element the court must take into consideration.

06 Mar 10:49
Hendricks: 4. Your personal circumstances are indeed compelling enough to not impose life imprisonment as a sentence.

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06 Mar 10:48

This court must impose life imprisonement on count 1, that is murder.

Hendricks: The following are found to be substantial cuirsumstances:

1. Murder was not planned, premeditated. Teen was thrown head first from the van.

2. There was no direct intention to kill the deceased. The accused must have forseen the possibility of throwing the deceased head first could result in death. Acted recklessly.

3. The fact that you are first offenders.



06 Mar 10:39
Hendricks says Moshoeu's mother testified about the devastating effect that the death of the deceased had on herself and her family. 

06 Mar 10:38

06 Mar 10:38
Hendricks: And his cellphone was also taken away from him. Your actions on that day were indeed disgraceful and appalling.

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Hendricks: If that was not enough, when you confronted him, you forced him onto the bakkie against his will, you kidnapped and assaulted him, forced him to drink liquor and eat his own vomit, fired shots at him, intimidated him.

06 Mar 10:36
Hendricks: If it was indeed necessary to apprehend him, other measures were available.

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06 Mar 10:28
Agnes Mosweu, the mother of murdered Coligny teenager Matlhomola Mosweu, is present in court.

06 Mar 10:27

Schutte is married, and has 3 minor children. He is the breadwinner, earning a salary of R12 000 per month. Like Doerewaard, he is also a first offender.

Also on medication because of hypertension. Suffers from depression and has experienced extreme weight-loss.


06 Mar 10:23

Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte's personal circumstances are now being read out.

Schutte has been diagnosed with Dyslexia, despite this he managed to obtain Grade 10.

Doerewaard completed a BSc degree.


06 Mar 10:17
Judge Ronnie Hendricks has arrived. Proceedings now underway.

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06 Mar 10:06

2 men found guilty of Coligny teen's murder to be sentenced

The two men convicted of killing Coligny teen Matlhomola Moshoeu will learn their fate on Wednesday when their sentences are handed down in the North West High Court.

Judge Ronnie Hendricks will have to consider submissions made by the State and defence during the sentencing proceedings of Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte in January. 


06 Mar 10:06

Pair found guilty of Coligny murder to be sentenced in January

The reason for the postponement is to allow the State and defence to prepare arguments for mitigation and aggravation of sentencing.

State prosecutor Advocate Moeketsi Moeketsi did not oppose the defence's request for postponement.

The two men remain in custody.


06 Mar 10:06

Sentencing of 2 men found guilty for murder of Coligny teen to begin

Sentencing proceedings of the two farm workers that were found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu will begin in the North West High Court in Mahikeng on Monday.

Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte were found guilty of murder, kidnapping, intimidation, theft, and pointing a firearm in November 2018. 

The two were found guilty of murdering Moshoeu in Coligny on April 20, 2017.

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