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White farmers who put black man in coffin said they just wanted to 'scare' him - Metro

Two white farmers who forced a black man into a coffin and threatened to pour in petrol and burn him alive have told a court they were just trying to 'scare' him. William Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson, both 29, claimed trespasser Victor Mlotshwa had been ...and more »

Victim of coffin accused tells court why he didn't report attack - Times LIVE

Delton Sithole‚ a victim of the two men who assaulted a farm worker and placed him in a coffin‚ said he initially did not report the incident. Sithole told the High Court sitting at the Middelburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday that he had been ...and more »

State's second witness claims to also have been assaulted by coffin duo - News24

Middelburg - A man who claims to have also been assaulted by the two men who forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin told the High Court sitting in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday that they kicked him and called him a k****r. Delton Sithole ...and more »

Coffin case needs a bigger courtroom, says SACP - Independent Online

Mpumalanga - The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Mpumalanga on Monday, called on the judicial authorities to move the trial of the two men accused of assaulting a farmworker and shoving him into a coffin to the stadium or a bigger courtroom so ...and more »

Coffin assault accused was told to keep the coffin after incident‚ court hears - Times LIVE

A former employer of one of the men accused of assaulting a Middelburg farm worker and placing him in a coffin testified in court on Monday that he had told the accused to keep the coffin after the incident. Johannes De Beer‚ the co-owner of the farm ...and more »

Coffin farmworker was placed in was used to scare thieves off farm‚ court hears - Times LIVE

One of the men accused of assaulting Victor Mlotshwa and placing him in a coffin‚ said the coffin was used to scare thieves off his employer's farm. Theo Jackson told the court‚ through his lawyer‚ that the coffin was used for "ulterior motives". His ...and more »

Coffin accused claim they were threatened by victim - Times LIVE

Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen during their appearance at the Middelburg Magistrate's Court for charges of assault and attempted murder of Victor Mlotshwa on June 26, 2017. Image: Gallo Images / Beeld / Deaan Vivier. Two men accused of assaulting ...and more »

South African farmers in 'coffin case' plead not guilty - BBC News

Two white farmers accused of forcing a black South African into a coffin and threatening to pour petrol over him and burn him alive have pleaded not guilty. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson were arrested last year after a video of Victor ...and more »

First State witness takes the stand in 'coffin duo' trial - News24

Delmas - Farm owner Johannes Mattheus de Beer who employed Theo Jackson, an accused in the coffin case, testified that the coffin in which Victor Mlotshwa was forced into was purchased by his father to be used by employees to bury their family members.and more »

Coffin assault trial moves to Middleburg High Court - Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - The trial of two white men accused of forcing a black man into a coffin on a farm in Mpumalanga has been moved from the High Court in Delmas to Middleburg. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says most witnesses reside in the ...and more »