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Coligny murder case postponed to finalise investigations

The National Prosecuting Authority says there are still other matters which need to be finalised by the investigating team.

FILE: Pieter Doorewaard and Philip Schutte leaving the Coligny magistrates court. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The case of two men accused of killing a 16-year-old boy in Coligny in the North West has been postponed to 6 October.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has assigned two senior prosecutors to work on the docket which was sent to the investigating team.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says there are still other matters which need to be finalised by the investigating team.

Pieter Doorewaard and Philip Schutte allegedly caught 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu stealing sunflowers from a farm in April.

The two claim they were taking him to the local police station when he jumped off their bakkie, broke his neck and died.

But an eyewitness alleges that he was pushed off.

The NPA's Frank Lesenyego said: “Our focus now is to expedite the case so that it can be ready for trial as soon as possible. [It] will then be done by the DPP after the docket has been brought back from the investigating team.”

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