EFF vows to go to ConCourt: Coligny murder sentences overturned

EFF vows to go to ConCourt: Coligny murder sentences overturned

- The Economic Freedom Fighter are heading to the Constitutional Court

- This comes after the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned the convictions of the men at the centre of the Coligny murder

- Julius Malema, the leader of the Red Berets, has vowed to ensure this ruling is overturned

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The Supreme Court of Appeal has overturned the convictions of the two men found guilty of the murder of a Coligny teenager.

Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte allegedly killed Matlhomola Mosweu, 16, by throwing him out of a moving vehicle three years ago.

The teenager had allegedly suffered this fate after reportedly stealing a sunflower from a farm, prompting nationwide outrage.

Sakie Dingake (centre), father of deceased Matlhomola Jonas Mosweu (17) during the bail application of the murder accused. Image: Alon Skuy/Sowetan and Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg
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Now, the Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has vowed to take the matter further.

Taking to social media recently, the Red Berets boss had made his stance on the matter crystal clear:

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"If the NPA is not appealing to the Constitutional Court, we will appeal it in the best interest of our people."

Doorewaard and Schutte had previously been sentenced to an effective 18 and 23 years in prison for the crime.

In response to Malema's promise, Mzansi weighed in with their opinions on the situation. Take a look at a few of the reactions below:

@tumisole- "Thank you!"
@VusiMelk- "Never felt so defeated by the State, truly our battle is a tough one, one hand fighting racism whilst guarding against the ANC with the other hand, supposed party of the masses majority being black people who vote them in power."
@NnaModisi- "I might not be your fan but please do appeal it."
@motlhalesd- "Even if it means that every single EFF member should pop out their last R5 for legal fees, I'm in."
@dikgoba- "Aluta continua. The battle is not over yet."

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@MmuiWabatho- "EFF voters be proud. You votes are working for you."
@SethMashaba- "Our lives are worth Zero under Ramaphosa....this man will account one day."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is once again in the spotlight with yet another legal battle loading.

Agricultural and farming organisation TLU SA has announced it has laid a criminal charge of terrorism against Malema.

This follows Malema telling supporters in the Free State that the party would not back down from police officials:

“If SA police want a fight, they must declare it. We will treat them the same way we treated them in the 80s. We will not only fight them at the picket lines. We will go to their homes and fight them in their own houses with their own families”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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