No success in appealing the case of Mpumalanga coffin duo

he Supreme Court of Appeal says it hasn't found any compelling reason to release two Mpumalanga men convicted of forcing a black man into a coffin on bail.

FILE: Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson appear in the Middelburg magistrates court for assault and forcing a man to lie in a coffin. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Supreme Court of Appeal says it hasn't found any compelling reason to release two Mpumalanga men convicted of forcing a black man into a coffin on bail.

Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson were found guilty of assault and attempted murder in August last year and sentenced to 11 and 14 years imprisonment respectively.

The pair were denied bail by the Supreme Court yesterday pending their leave of appeal.

The NPA's Monica Nyuswa said, “The applicants’ application for bail pending the appeal was denied said there were no compelling reasons.”