MIDDELBURG - Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen, the so-called coffin accused, will be sentenced in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.
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MIDDELBURG - Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen, the so-called coffin accused, will be sentenced in the Middelburg Magistrate&39;s Court on Monday.
The state contended that they were not truly remorseful.
The pair were found guilty in August on several charges including attempted murder and kidnapping for forcing Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatening to set it alight last year.
They said they wanted to scare Mlotshwa after he was allegedly caught stealing.
Sentencing of two men convicted of pushing an unemployed black man into a coffin, threatening to burn him alive, about to be heard at Middleburg Magistrates Court. pic.twitter.com/h00Byz2TwV— Azad Essa (@azadessa) October 23, 2017
A viral video of the incident sparked a national outcry.
Mlotshwa said he is hoping for a hefty sentence and would like them to be sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.