Coffin case verdict is victory against racism: NPA

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Theo Jackson, left, and Willem Oosthuizen, right, appear in the Magistrates Court in Middelburg, South Africa Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Two white South Africans accused of forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to set him on fire appeared before a judge on Wednesday as demonstrators protested against racism outside the courthouse. (AP Photo)

SABC – Saturday 26 August 2017 07:22

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in Mpumalanga has described the judgment delivered by the High Court sitting in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, in the so-called coffin assault case as victory against racism.

The court on Friday found Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen guilty of attempted murder, kidnapping and assault.

Mpumalanga NPA spokesperson, Monica Nyuswa says, “We are happy we managed to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt as the National Prosecuting authority and today we are celebrating the victory of the criminal justice system. The case is postponed to 23rd October for sentencing which will determine a lot more to happen on the day of the sentencing.”

The victim in the case, Victor Mlotshwa says he hopes the two men will be slapped with hefty sentences.