[WATCH] Police keep protestors off Coligny farms

Police armed with rubber bullets have been working to keep angry protestors off Coligny farms after three houses were burnt in the area on Monday

Police outside the Coligny magistrates court on 8 May 2017. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

COLIGNY - Angry protestors and police have been playing a cat and mouse games around farms in Coligny, after three houses were set alight in the town on Monday.

The violence was sparked after a magistrate granted Pieter Doorewaad and Phillip Schutte bail in their murder case.

The State alleged the pair assaulted 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu last month and then threw him out of a moving bakkie.

Community members angered by Moshoeu's death demonstrated in Coligny a two weeks, looting shops and blocking roads.

Doorewaad and Schutte claim they were transporting the teenager to a nearby police station after they caught him stealing sunflowers on a farm. They say he died after falling off of the bakkie.

WATCH: Police keep protestors off Coligny farms

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Posted by Eyewitness News on Monday, May 8, 2017