Two Psychopathic White Men in South Africa forced a Black man into a coffin & recorded repulsive video
“There was a footpath there, and I decided to use it,” he said. “The next thing, there was a grave and then a coffin. There was nothing I could do because the other man had a gun.”
Two white men suddenly approached him and accused him of trespassing on a ranch. Before Mlotshwa could escape, he says, they forced him into a coffin nearby. Then he says they threatened to pour gasoline on him and light him on fire. One of the men captured part of the assault on video.
Toward the end of the video, which was taken down from YouTube on Tuesday but is preserved on social media accounts, one of the men tries to close the coffin over Mlotshwa's head while he helplessly wails. It is unclear what happened after that. But the resurfacing of the video has given Mlotshwa a chance at justice for his tormentors, almost three months after he says the incident took place.
“He didn't have evidence to prove what had happened, it's only two weeks back that he decided to open the case. He didn't think anyone would believe him,” Mlotshwa's brother, Thobile, told local media.
South African police were able to track down Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson, and the two appeared together in court Wednesday on charges of kidnapping and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. A judge decided that their trial would be postponed until January. They will remain in prison on remand.
[this epsiode reminds BW of the Derek Williams episode in Milwaukee. There, white cops allowed Williams to suffocate to death while handcuffed, naked from a strip search, in the back of a police car. He could not breathe after having been pounced on by white cops. He repeatedly told cops he couldn't breathe for at least 15 minutes between the time of his arrest and his death. They repeatedly ignored him, refused to provide medical attention as he suffocated to death - cop car as coffin [MORE]
At the court in Middelburg, in the eastern province of Mpumalanga, Mlotshwa sat just one row behind Oosthuizen and Jackson.
The court was packed to capacity. Members of South Africa's main political parties have lined up behind Mlotshwa. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which campaigns for a more even distribution of wealth between white and black South Africans, in particular have taken up his cause and rallied hundreds of people outside the courtroom.
“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 EFF said in a statement. They have called for mass protests at the ranch where the incident occurred.
Black people make up 80 percent of South Africa's 54 million population yet most of the economy remains in the hands of white people, who account for about 8 percent of the population. [sounds like the rest of the world, which is 90% non-white).