Video: Two White S. Africans Found Guilty for Forcing a Black Man into a Coffin

 

 

Two White S. Africans Found Guilty for Forcing a Black Man into a Coffin and Threatening to Burn Him Alive

 

 

www.aljazeera.com | October 24, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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A South African judge on Friday found two white farmers guilty of attempted murder after they filmed themselves forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive.

 

 

“For attempted murder of Mr [Victor] Mlotshwa, I hereby find you both guilty,” Judge Segopotje Mphahlele told the accused before supporters of the victim burst out in celebratory songs in the courtroom.

 

 

Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson, both wearing jackets and ties, were also found guilty of kidnapping, intimidation, and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

 

 

Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa, reporting from Middelburg outside the court, said the judge decided to release the two from detention until the sentencing day on September 23.

 

 

She also said that the victim told Al Jazeera outside the court that he felt “vindicated”.

 

 

“He says the ruling sends a message that if you are racist, the courts will deal with you,” she said. “He is very happy with the outcome.”

 

 

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/south-african-farmers-guilty-coffin-assault-170825124016651.html

 

Two White S. Africans Found Guilty for Forcing a Black Man into a Coffin

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