>> Two white farmers jailed for a combined total of 25 years for an attack that inflamed racial divisions in South Africa. Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen forced their victim Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin in August last year. In a video, which was widely circulated on social media, one of the men can be heard threatening to pour petrol on the coffin or put a snake in it.
The pair had pleaded not guilty, they claim they caught Mlotshwa trespassing and in possession of stolen copper cables and so they were just trying to teach him a lesson. But the court in Middelburg rejected their claims, finding the pair guilty in August this year.>> I hereby find you both guilty.
>> Jackson was sentenced to 14 years in prison and Oosthuizen to 11. The case caused outrage in South Africa where racial divisions persist, 23 years after the end of apartheid. Eighty percent of South Africa's population is black, but most of the country's wealth remains in the hands of a white minority.