Sunflower murder case delay
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.