WATCH: Coffin assault case back in court


Two men facing charges of kidnapping and assault after forcing a man into a coffin, are back in court on Wednesday morning . Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen spent Christmas behind bars after their bail application was dismissed.

  • Editor's note: This live stream has ended after a brief court appearance. The case is set to be transferred to the regional court for appearance on 23 March.

MIDDELBURG - Cosatu says it will oppose all efforts to grant bail or release the two farmers accused of forcing Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin.

The pair  appeared very briefly in court on Wednesday.



Many were shocked when a video emerged on social media last Novermber of Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen assaulting Mlotshwa.

READ: Coffin assault accused 'were threatened' by victim: Lawyer

It went viral and sparked a countywide outcry.

The incident allegedly took place close to the Komati power station in Mpumalanga.

READ: Coffin court case: Growing calls for severe punishment

Jackson and Oosthuizen were denied bail in December.

eNCA reporter, Nickolaus Bauer was in court - follow his tweets below for further detail:

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