Afriforum to appeal convictions and sentencing in Coligny murder

Afriforum says it will appeal the convictions and sentencing of Pieter Doorewaad and Philip Schutte.

Last year, Doorewaad and Schutte were convicted of killing Matlhomola Moshoeu after they accused him of stealing sunflowers from a farm.

Pre-sentencing proceedings are underway in the High Court in Mahikeng.

Eyewitness News reporter Thando Kubheka has more on the story.

Afriforum has announced that they will be supporting the two convicted murderers in appealing both their conviction and sentence.

Thando Kubheka, EWN reporter

They [are] saying that there were just too many loopholes in the state sole witness - Bonakele Pakisi, who they claim lied.

Thando Kubheka, EWN reporter

Afriforum says two people cannot go to jail for something they claim they haven't done, they say that they need to be given a fair trial. Sentencing is expected to happen on Thursday.

Thando Kubheka, EWN reporter

Afriforum says they will wait on the sentencing proceedings to wrap up before appealing the trial.

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