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EFF to attend coffin case in Middelburg

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said its leadership will on Tuesday “attend the court case of the two white men … who beat up a black man … and put him in a coffin”.

The case is to be heard at the Middelburg Magistrate Court.

The party said in statement that Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson “took a video and put it up on social media for amusement after humiliating” Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa.

 “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‚” the statement added.

 “The incident took place at JM De Beer Boerdery next to Komati Power Station. They are charged with kidnapping and assault with intend of grievous bodily harm and the court case will take place under the following details.”