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Yeshiel Panchia
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28 Apr 2017
10:38 am

Two in court for Coligny boy’s murder

Yeshiel Panchia

The boy’s death sparked violent community protests that left three houses and three trucks burnt.

A house was set alight during violent protests in Coligny on Monday afternoon. Picture: Steven Tau

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

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