Coligny residents want local farmer arrested for death of boy (16)

This article has been updated.

Coligny ward councilor Jonny Leteane says some community leaders have met with police, who have promised to arrest a farmer accused of killing a 16-year-old child.

However, it's believed the man has left the North West town.

The police promised us to arrest that farmer, but there are rumors he is in Potchefstroom.

Jonny Leteane, ward councilor in Coligny

The violent protests in Coligny have allegedly been spurred by racial tensions and the death of a 16-year-old boy.

It’s understood residents are outraged over the killing of the teen, allegedly at the hands of a local farmer.

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Shop owners in Coligny say the ongoing protests in the North West town has had devastating impact on their business.

Several houses belonging to farmers were set alight and at least 10 shops have been looted, reports EWN's Pelane Phakgadi.

Leteane says residents might only call off their protest if the boy’s killer is handcuffed.

According to Leteane, this is not the first instance of tensions between farmers and locals in Coligny.

He says that he will hold a meeting with aggrieved residents.

For now there is not response from our municipality because these protests is not about service delivery.

Jonny Leteane, ward councilor in Coligny

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