Sun­flower mur­der case de­lay

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - MOLAOLE MONTSHO

Two men ac­cused of killing a teenage boy ap­peared briefly in the Coligny Mag­is­trate’s Court in North West yes­ter­day.

The case against Pi­eter Doore­waard, 26, and Phillip Schutte, 34, was post­poned to Oc­to­ber 6 for in­ves­ti­ga­tion and for the direc­tor of pub­lic pros­e­cu­tions to de­cide whether the case should be heard in a re­gional or high court.

The two are ac­cused of killing 16-year-old Matl­ho­mola Jonas Mosweu on April 20 at Scot­land in­for­mal set­tle­ment in Coligny, af­ter ac­cus­ing him of steal­ing a sun­flower from their em­ployer’s field.

They claimed they put Mosweu at the back of a van in­tend­ing to take him to the po­lice, but he jumped out while it was mov­ing and in­jured his neck. How­ever, an eyewitness told the po­lice Mosweu was thrown out of a mov­ing van. He died on his way to hos­pi­tal.

The two men face a charge of mur­der and at­tempted mur­der, for al­legedly killing Mosweu and shoot­ing at an eyewitness.

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