Coffin racists re-apply for bail

Coffin racists re-apply for bail
COFFIN RACISTS: Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen will today re-apply for bail on ground of new evidence. PICTURE AP.

In a 20-second video, the accused are seen forcing Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin, one of them threatening to pour petrol on him.

Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen are on Friday back in the Middelburg Magistrates court to re-apply for bail.

The two have been behind bars since late last year after they abandoned their bail application, saying they were fearing for their lives after the incident caused mass demonstrations outside court by major South African political parties.

But later on they approached the court to ask it to grant them bail but then the bail application this time was denied.

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An investigating officer told the Middelburg Magistrates Court during their bail application appearance last year that on 17 August 2016 Mlotshwa noticed two Land Cruisers following him while he was walking at the JM de Beer Boerdery near the Komati power station And when he stopped the two men got out of the cars and assaulted him, threatening to burn or burry him alive.

They face charges of kidnapping, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm as well as attempted murder.

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