AfriForum rejects sentences of Coligny killers, will oppose in appeal

AfriForum rejects sentences of Coligny killers, will oppose in appeal

AfriForum plans to legally appeal the sentences handed down to the two Coligny men convicted of murder, feeling that the length of time is undeserved in light of an unreliable witness account.

The men received 18 and 23 year sentences, respectively.

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AfriForum has added that they will try to recruit Barry Roux to represent them in the appeals process.

The organisation says that they are basing the appeal on what they see as weakness in the testimony of the state's key witness.

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The witness at point said they had lied in their testimony, but later withdrew this statement and asserted that their account of the events was, in fact, accurate.

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Additionally, AfriForum's CEO, Kallie Kriel, said that the witness himself should be taken to court for the damage his testimony inflicted on the Coligny men.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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