Yeah, a house and a cow, and a dacade + in jail for each of them. More laughable.And now... using their method? Didn't he get a house and a cow?
The law is the law. No place for vigilanty justice. Assault, intimidation and kidnapping charges definitely should stick. The only thing keeping this conversation alive is some people including myself querying the attempted murder charge.
Jisses you should see how they carry on when there's an accident involving a taxi. A friend of mine drove into the back of a taxi that suddenly stopped on the Kuilsriver offramp on the R300, and a traffic police vehicle drove into him (what are the odds). Very low speed accident, could see damage on the taxi that was not already there, friend's bakkie was fine, lost a numberplate and foglight.I have come to notice that they can act just as well as "injured" soccer players. Pftt. This is a witch hunt.
More at : https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-02-08-victim-in-disbelief-after-coffin-assault-convicts-granted-leave-to-appeal/The man who was threatened with death and forced into a coffin by two farm workers in Middelburg‚ Mpumalanga‚ on Thursday said he was shocked to hear that his attackers had been granted leave to appeal their sentence.
Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen will be presenting their case before the Supreme Court of Appeal‚ where they are hoping to have their convictions and jail sentences overturned. The court issued the order on February 2.
"It is shocking news and‚ no‚ I didn't know about it until you told me now. But it's my battle and I am ready to fight it‚" Victor Mlotshwa told TimesLIVE.
His biggest concern was how his ailing mother would take the news as several times during the trial‚ she was led out of the courtroom after having emotional outbursts.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/2-men-convicted-for-coffin-assault-lose-bid-to-be-released-on-bail-20180601Convicted coffin assault pair Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson have lost another court battle to be released on bail, pending their leave to appeal on their convictions and sentences.
"The applicants’ application for leave to appeal the refusal by the court below (High Court) to grant bail is dismissed on the grounds that there are no reasonable prospects of success and there is no other compelling reason why an appeal should be heard," the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday.
Oosthuizen and Jackson approached the SCA for leave to appeal the refusal of their bail application after they were sentenced last year.
Not in interests of justice
However, the court said it was not in the interests of justice that the pair be released. The matter is likely to be heard later this year.
The SCA said counsel on behalf of both the applicants had conceded that race was a factor that impacted on the case.
More at : https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/courts/2213817/sca-amends-conviction-sentences-of-coffin-case-pair/The result was that Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson was sentenced to an effective five years’ imprisonment. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has amended the conviction and sentence of Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson – the pair involved in the so-called “coffin assault” case in 2016 – setting aside their attempted murder and intimidation convictions. The pair were found guilty of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, kidnapping, attempted murder, intimidation and defeating the ends of justice in 2016 when a video surfaced of them forcing Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin after accusing him of trespassing and theft.
More at : https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-12-03-i-feel-betrayed-coffin-assault-victim-as-attackers-jail-time-cut-drastically/A man who was forced into a coffin and threatened with death by farm workers who claimed he stole copper cables is hurt after discovering that their conviction for attempted murder has been overturned.
The high court in Middelburg had in 2017 sentenced Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson to 16 and 11 years behind bars, but they will now serve five years. They have already sat for two years so could be eligible for parole next year.
Victor Mlotshwa told TimesLIVE on Tuesday that he had just heard the news.
The Supreme court of Appeal (SCA) overturned the convictions on Monday.
“I just received the outcome of the case now, as I was watching the news,” Mlotshwa said. “It is so painful and hurtful to me. I knew they were appealing but I didn’t expect this. I feel betrayed because I just don’t understand,” he said, his voice breaking as he fought back tears.
"I feel like there is another hand at play. For now, I need to go and sit down with my mother and tell her the news. I don't know how she will take it because this means soon these people will be back on the streets," he said.