SAHRC considering taking ‘coffin assault’ case to court

Somila Nkosana
17 November 2016

The South African Human Rights Commission says it is considering taking two men involved in the so-called ‘coffin assault’ to the Equality Court.

A short video footage of Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to set it alight arose.

The clip went viral on social media, sparking widespread outrage and led to the arrest of the two men.

They appeared in court on Wednesday but have abandoned their bail application.