Parents of dead Coligny boy want case to be fast-tracked

Pieter Doorewaad and Phillip Schutte are accused of beating Matlhomola Moshoeu to death in April.

FILE: The father of 16-year-old  Matlhomola Moshoeu, Saki Dingake. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

COLIGNY - The parents of the Coligny teenager who was allegedly murdered by two men say they want the case to be fast-tracked.

Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte appeared briefly in the Coligny magistrates court on Monday morning accompanied by their family members.

They're accused of beating Matlhomola Moshoeu to death in April.

However, they claim that they caught the 16-year-old stealing sunflowers from the farm on which they work and that he jumped out of their bakkie while they taking him to the police station.

They were immediately escorted off the premises by private security after their case was postponed to August.

The teenager’s father, Saki Dingake, says he wants the court to send the men to jail for life.

“I’d like to see the matter fast-tracked so that my heart can be free.”

The case resumes on 7 August.