The two white men who were filmed allegedly forcing a black man into a coffin in a video that went viral on social media waived their right to apply for bail on Wednesday.
Willem Oostheizen and Theo Martins will remain in custody until January 25 when their case resumes in the Middelburg Magistrates Court.
#CoffinAssault was the top trending topic on Twitter in SA on Wednesday morning.
The incident‚ involving Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa‚ was filmed at JM De Beer Boerdery next to Komati Power Station‚ near Middelburg in Mpumalanga.
— godrich gardee (@GardeeGodrich) November 15, 2016
In the 20-second clip the men can be heard forcing Mlotshwa into coffin and threatening to douse him with petrol. When Mlotshwa resisted‚ his captors then threatened to put a snake in the casket.