The old flag was the product of attempts to unify white South Africa, to the exclusion of black South Africans, writes Pieter du Toit.
Not many people had heard of Coligny until 2017, when the murder of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu by two farmers revived the demons of racism and inequality.
The two men convicted of killing Coligny teen Matlhomola Moshoeu are to spend 18 and 23 years behind bars.
Although the parents of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu won't ever hear their son's voice again or watch him grow into an adult, the court's decision to find two men guilty of his murder has given them some comfort. Watch.
The sentencing proceedings for the two men convicted of killing 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu will begin in the North West High Court in Mahikeng.
Two farm workers accused of killing a 15-year-old Coligny teen have been found guilty of murder in the North West High Court in Mahikeng.
It has become customary for crowds to gather outside courthouses, hurling abuse and demanding that the accused be denied bail. These angry protests usually dissipate once the aggrieved supporters of the victims have had their say.
One of the farmers accused of killing a 12-year-old boy near the North West town of Coligny was accused five months ago of “jokingly” pushing a black man off his bicycle with his bakkie.
Sixteen-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu's father, Saki Dingake, says he is 'heartbroken' and 'unhappy' about the sentences imposed on his son's killers.
Sentencing proceedings of the two farm workers found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu will begin in the North West High Court in Mahikeng.
The family says although the outcome of the trial so far has been a consolation, sitting in court brought back painful memories of their son.
Although the parents of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu won't ever hear their son's voice again or watch him grow into an adult, the court's decision to find two men guilty of his murder has given them some comfort.
The two farm workers accused of killing 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu went on an in loco inspection in Coligny on Monday. Watch.
In many toxic rural environments, patterns of servitude and exclusion remain largely unchanged, writes Phylicia Oppelt.
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