AS IT HAPPENED: 'Coffin duo' bail application postponed

2016-12-02 15:00

Arguments by the prosecution and the defence, and affidavits by the accused, were delivered in court during the bail application of two men accused of forcing a black man into a coffin, but the matter has been postponed to December 8 to allow for deliberation.

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We just wanted to teach him a lesson - coffin duo 

The two men who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin did it because they merely wanted to teach him a lesson, the Middelburg Magistrate's Court heard on Friday. 

Their lawyer John Welch read out Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen's affidavits during the second day of their bail application hearing.

In both their affidavits they admitted that their actions were "negligible" but they did not mean any harm. 

They also requested the court to grant them bail and said they would make R5 000 available. 


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