The two white South African farmers who forced a black laborer into a coffin last year, have been sentenced to periods of 11 and 14 years in prison respectively.
The offenders, Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson assaulted and forced a black laborer into a coffin named Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa, before forcing the poor boy into a coffin. They also took a video and put it up on social media for amusement after humiliating the poor boy.
The pair were sentenced to a combined 35 years after a court was shown a horrific two-minute long video of them threatening their victim, trapped inside a coffin, as he pleaded for his life.
The video, recorded by the farmers, showed the helpless Victor Mlotshwa with his hands clasped in prayer, whimpering as he was forced to lie down in the casket.
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Mlotshwa was seen begging for his life as his tormentors tried to close the lid on him, claiming to have found him trespassing.
The married father of three Jackson, 30, was sentenced to 19 years, with five years suspended, meaning he will serve 14 years.
See the photos when the judge gave the verdict;