CrimeUpdate

(Video) Update: New charge for coffin assault duo

The coffin duo, Willem Oosthuyzen and Theo Jackson, have been slapped with a string of new charges as well as the complaint of second victim.

This came to light during their court appearance today.

The men, who initially faced charges of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, kidnapping and crimen injuria had their charge sheet amended.

They now face two charges of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, one of the incident with Victor Mltoshwa and another for an incident with Denton Sithole on the same day.

The DA and ANC protested outside.
The DA and ANC protested outside.

Other charges include kidnapping, for taking Mlotshwa against his will, intimidation and defeating the ends of justice for threatening to come back to get him if he dares to go to the police.

Sithole alleged taht he was loaded onto the back of a bakkie by one of the accused after being confronted for walking through a farm and assaulted shortly before they spotted Mtoshwa walking and focused their attention on him.

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The matter was postponed to the Middelburg Reginal Court for 23 March, Oosthuyzen and Jackson will remain in custody.

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Jana Boshoff

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