Coffin assault convicts seek bail


Two white men will remain behind bars until next year for assaulting a black man and forcing him into a coffin near Middelburg in Mpumalanga.

JOHANNESBURG - The two men jailed for assaulting Victor Mlotshwa and shoving him into a coffin are back in court.

They are applying for bail while waiting for a Supreme Court of Appeal decision on their sentences.

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Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson have asked the court to reduce their 11 and 14-year sentences.

They were convicted of attempted murder, assault, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice.

The pair shoved Mlotshwa into a coffin before threatening to set it alight.