A large number of police was deployed outside the Coligny Magistrates Court in North West on Friday morning ahead of the appearance of two white farmers accused of the murder of a 12-year-old boy.
The boy died on April 20 after he allegedly fell off, or jumped from, a bakkie driven by a farmer. The farmer allegedly accused the boy of stealing a sunflower from his farm.
The boy’s death sparked violent community protests that left three houses and three trucks burnt.
Farmers were seen grouping outside town, while community members stood in a group a few metres from the court.
Watch people protesting in Coligny below