AS IT HAPPENED: 'Freedom of speech is one-sided' - escorted Coligny resident

2017-05-19 10:19

A woman who was escorted away from EFF marchers by poilice during a protest in Coligny has argued that freedom of speech in the media is one-sided, following the death of a 16-year-old boy in the area.


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ICYMI: EFF calls on State to appeal decision to grant Coligny farmers bail

The Economic Freedom Fighters has called on the State to appeal the decision of the Coligny Magistrate’s Court to grant  bail to two men accused of killing a teenager.

"The granting of bail to the two white farmers, Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte, must be seen as the reason community confidence has been uprooted in the rule of law," EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said on Monday evening.

Locals took to the streets of the farming town about an hour after Doorewaard, 26, and Schutte, 34, were granted R5 000 bail each by the Coligny Magistrate's Court.

Doorewaard and Schutte are accused of killing Matlhomola Mosweu, 16.

19 May 10:20

ICYMI: Coligny murder-accused granted bail

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

"There is no link between the said witness evidence [of the alleged crime] and the two accused persons at this stage," Magistrate Magaola Foso said. 

They were granted bail of R5 000 each.

The court gallery was packed with reporters and members of the public, for the application of Pieter Doorewaard, 26, and Philip Schutte, 34.

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