Coligny murderers Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte are set to appeal their convictions in the SCA, says a report on the IoL site.

AfriForum said Advocate Barry Roux successfully petitioned the court after the North West High Court refused them leave to appeal their murder convictions.

The High Court convicted the two for the murder of Matlhomola Mosweu (16) for allegedly stealing sunflower heads valued at R80.

Doorewaard was sentenced to 18 years and Schutte 23 years in prison.

AfriForum’s Kallie Kriel said it would fund the rest of their appeal process to ensure that justice prevails and to prevent innocent people from ending up in jail wrongfully.

‘I am confident that the two men’s conviction of murder will be set aside based on the available evidence.’

Full report on the IoL site