The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein will hear an appeal of two convicted men, Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte. The pair approached the SCA in a bid to overturn the North West High Court’s decision which found them guilty of murder, kidnapping and intimidation.
The two murdered 16-year-old Matlhomola Mosweu after accusing him of stealing sunflowers. Mosweu was thrown from a moving vehicle.
Doorewaard and Schutte were sentenced to 18 and 23 years in jail.
Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte found guilty of the murder of Matlhomola Mosweu:
They are appealing against their conviction on the grounds that Bonakele Pakisi was not a credible or reliable state witness.
In November 2019, the duo were granted R20 000 bail each pending the appeal at the SCA. The SCA has indicated that there was reasonable chance the court could come to a different finding.
The case sparked a public outcry with many saying racism was the determining factor for the men’s actions.
Meanwhile, other cases to set down for Monday include the Nelson Mandela Bay ANC councillor, Andile Lungisa, who is challenging the Port Elizabeth magistrate’s court decision after it found him guilty of assault.
Lungisa hit a DA councillor Rano Kayser with a glass water jug over the head during a council meeting in 2016. He is appealing his conviction and two year sentence at the SCA.
Andile Lungisa found guilty of assault:
The Gauteng government is appealing a North Gauteng high court decision which ruled in the DA’s favour and set aside the dissolution of the Tshwane city council. The court found that the decision by the Gauteng government to dissolve the municipal council was unlawful.
Government’s reasons for the dissolution included a breach in the council’s executive obligations such as failing to spend grant money and the unlawful awarding of tenders.
City of Tshwane placed under administration as the Tshwane Council is dissolved: