UPDATE: Coffin-attack suspects to remain in custody

MIDDELBURG, 16 November 2016 - Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa says he was accused of trespassing, assaulted and shoved into a coffin. The two men accused of the assault remain in custody until their next court appearance. Video: eNCA
JOHANNESBURG, 16 November 2016 – A video of a racist attack involving a coffin has sparked widespread outrage. Protesters gathered at the Middelburg Magistrate’s Court ahead of the appearance of two alleged perpetrators. Video: eNCA
MIDDELBURG, 16 November 2016 - The case against two men filmed forcing a black man into a coffin has been postponed to 25 January 2017. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson made a brief appearance in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court. Video: eNCA
Protesters have gathered outside the Middelburg magistrate's court where two white men who allegedly assaulted and forced a black man into a coffin are expected to appear. Photo: eNCA / Nickolaus Bauer

• Editor's note: This article has been updated with additional information.

MIDDELBURG - The case against two men, filmed forcing a black man into a coffin, has been postponed to 25 January 2017.

Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson made a brief appearance in the Middelburg magistrate's court on Wednesday morning.

They will remain in custody until their next appearance. 

The two face charges of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa says after he was accused of invading land, he was assaulted and shoved into a coffin.

READ: Viral coffin video sparks widespread outrage

The pair also reportedly threatened to pour petrol over him and set him alight.

The incident was filmed near Middelburg in Mpumalanga and the video went viral on social media.

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