UPDATE: Coffin-attack suspects to remain in custody

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

• 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.