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Bail hearing for 2 farmers accused of killing Coligny boy to continue

The two were arrested last week after community members took to the streets demanding their arrest.

Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG – The bail hearing of the two farmers accused of murdering a 16-year-old boy in Coligny in the North West will continue on Wednesday.

The pair appeared at the Coligny Magistrates Court on Tuesday with defense and State witnesses taking the stand.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is opposing bail citing the safety of the suspects as its main concern.

The two were arrested last week after community members took to the streets demanding their arrest.

The NPA’s Frank Lesenyego says the cross-examination of witnesses continues from Tuesday at the Coligny magistrates court.

“There were two witnesses; the other one coming from defence. He’s now being cross-examined and is now the State witness in this matter of the investigating officer [sic].”

The hearing continues while plans are being made for the burial of 16-year-old Matlhomola Mosweu.

Councillor Johnny Leteane says the family is still reeling from the tragedy.

Leteane says the North West Education Department has pledged to sponsor the funeral.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)