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Efforts of identify Coligny boy continue

01 May 2017

Efforts to identify the 12-year-old boy whose death apparently led to riots and looting in Coligny in North West are continuing.
Two suspects linked to the killing appeared in court on Friday.

They have been remanded in custody until their bail application in nine days' time.

The South African Human Rights Commission has visited the local Tlhabologang Township without finding the boy's parents.

Provincial Commissioner Angie Makwetla says they will continue to engage with all stake holders to assist in finding the boy's relatives.

“To ensure that this child as a human being because they have the because they have a right to dignity and what rights have been violated and we have to make sure that such things keep not happening in South Africa in this age of democracy.”

Source: SABC

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