Community protest outside Coligny Magistrate's Court. File picture: ANA
Coligny – Coligny was on a knife edge on Monday, ahead of the bail ruling of two North West farmers accused of killing a teenage boy.

The SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) is to lead a march from Tlhabologang to the town's magistrate's court to protest against bail being granted to Pieter Doorewaard, 26, and Phillip Schutte, 34.

The two are accused of killing Matlhomola Jonas Mosweu, 16, of Scotland informal settlement on April 20. They alleged they caught him stealing sunflowers at a field near Scotland informal settlement.

They put him at the back of a van, allegedly intending to hand him over to the police, but according to them he jumped out of the van whilst it was in motion a few kilometres from town and suffered neck injuries.

He died a short while later. The two went to the police to report the incident, but allegedly refused to take the police to the scene of the accident. However, an eyewitness told the police Matlhomola, also known as Faki, was pushed or thrown out of the moving van.

His death sparked a mass protest that left a trail of destruction in Coligny, as three houses and three trucks were torched, while several shops were looted and damaged. Faki was buried in Coligny on Sunday. A large contingent of police had been deployed around the court on Monday morning.