Farm­ers found guilty in cof­fin case

Global Times - Weekend - - WORLD -

A South African judge on Fri­day found two white farm­ers guilty of at­tempted mur­der after they filmed them­selves forc­ing a black man into a cof­fin and threat­en­ing to burn him alive.

Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jack­son, both wear­ing jack­ets and ties, were also found guilty of kid­nap, in­tim­i­da­tion and as­sault with in­tent to do griev­ous bod­ily harm.

They had pleaded not guilty over the in­ci­dent last year in the eastern prov­ince of Mpumalanga, say­ing they only in­tended to scare Mlotshwa after he al­legedly stole cop­per ca­bles from their farm.

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