Two in court over racist coffin video

Two men are expected to appear in court after a video of them appearing to torture a black man by putting him in a coffin surfaced

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

The 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.

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“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 Afrikaans, is seen appearing to force Mlotshwa into a coffin and saying he will pour petrol on him.

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

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– News24 Wire