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Two white men to appear in court for forcing black man into a coffin

One of the men is seen forcing their victim into a coffin, while his accomplice threatens to set it alight.

A screengrab from the video circulated on social media.

JOHANNESBURG – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that two men will appear in the Middelburg Magistrates Court on Wednesday for a bail application after assaulting a man at a farm next to Komati Power Station in Mpumalanga.

The accused Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson have been charged with kidnapping and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

In a video circulating on social media, one of the men is seen forcing Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa into a coffin while his accomplice threatens to set it alight.

The Economic Freedom Fighters have released a statement confirming the incident which is said to have occurred at JM De Beer Boerdery next to Komati Power Station.

The party will be attending the court appearance and are calling on a mass protest at the farm.

The NPA's Monica Nyuswa said "The two appeared in the Middleburg Magistrates Court and will appear again tomorrow for a bail application following charges of kidnapping and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm."

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