What did he do? To get pushed into a coffin?
Two white South African farmers have been arraigned before a court in South Africa on assault charges after an online video emerged showing them pushing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive.
Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson, both 28, were remanded in custody after their lawyer decided not to apply for bail.
Magistrate Jongilizwe Dumehleli selected January 25, 2017 as the next date to hear the case.
They were arrested on Monday after the video, apparently shot on a mobile phone by one of the two white men involved, went viral last week.
The 20-second clip shows one of the assailants shoving a black man, clearly in distress, into the wooden coffin and trying to force down the lid.
This is alledged to have happened in August at a farm near the town of Middelburg in the eastern province of Mpumalanga
“Come, come. We want to throw the petrol on,” said one of the men, speaking Afrikaans, according to the News24 website. They are also accused of threatening to put a snake in the coffin.
Additional reports: Vanguard Nigeria and News24