Two in court for allegedly forcing black man into coffin

2016-11-16 06:31

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Johannesburg – EFF members will protest outside the Middleburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, where two white men are appearing for allegedly beating a black man and forcing him into a coffin.

The alleged assault of Victor Mlotshwa took place at the JM de Beer Boerdery, next to the Komati power station in Mpumalanga, party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said on Tuesday.

"These white racists then took a video and put it up on social media for amusement after humiliating Mlotshwa," Ndlozi said.

"This humiliation can be based on nothing else but his blackness, which means it is in actual fact a humiliation of black people as a whole."

In the 20-second video, which was posted on YouTube on November 7, one man, speaking in Afrikaans, forces Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatens to pour petrol on him.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi could not confirm if the matter was in court.

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