Witness in Coligny trial reportedly lied about 'bakkie-push race murder'

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- citizen.co.za | 5 months ago

An explosive report in Afrikaans weekly Rapport on Sunday suggested the only eyewitness in the Coligny murder trial has had a change of heart.

The paper said it had heard a recording in which Bonakele Pakisi said he wasn’t telling the truth when he claimed in testimony that farm workers Pieter Doorewaard, 27, and Phillip Schutte, 34, murdered 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu in April 2017. The pair were found guilty last year in a case that was dubbed the Coligny sunflower murder.

 The matter was postponed for sentencing until January 28 to allow the defence and the state to prepare for mitigation and aggravation of sentencing arguments.

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