Two white farmers murdered black boy 'for stealing sunflowers'

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Pieter Doorewaard and Philip Schutte, 35, wait for their sentencing (Picture: AFP/Getty)‘It cannot be ignored that the community revolted as a result of this incident,’ the judge added.

‘This was largely because of the inaction of the police,’ Hendricks said. ‘The community of Coligny was polarised as a result of this incident.

’ Other family members looked on as the judge announced his ruling, as did members of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters Party, which has vigorously opposed racism against the country’s black majority. Mosweu’s father Sakie Dingake said he ‘was hoping for a sentence of more than 30 years and it did not happen’.

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