Rustenburg - North West police are investigating a case in which the sole witness in a murder case against two Coligny farm workers was allegedly assaulted.
"The case is still under investigation," North West police spokesman Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said on Tuesday.
Bonakele Pakisi was the star witness in the trial involving Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte. His testimony helped the North West High Court to convict the pair for the murder of Matlhomola Jonas Mosweu.
North West High Court Judge Ronnie Hendricks sentenced Doorewaard, 28, and Schutte, 35, to 18 and 23 years respectively for killing Mosweu, 16.
The pair killed Mosweu on April 20, 2017, by pushing him out of a moving van after they found him stealing sunflower heads worth R80 at their employer's field at Rietvlei farm near Scotland informal settlement in Coligny.