The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said its leadership will on Wednesday “attend the court case of the two white men … who beat up a black man … and put him in a coffin”.

The party said in statement that Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson “took a video and put it up on social media for amusement after humiliating” Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa.

“This humiliation can be based on nothing else but his blackness‚ which means it is in actual fact a humiliation of black people as a whole‚” the statement added.

“The incident took place at JM De Beer Boerdery next to Komati Power Station. They are charged with kidnapping and assault with intend of grievous bodily harm and the court case will take place under the following details.”

Malema on Monday used the incident to attack members of the clergy who were critical of his controversial statements‚ asking “where are statements from pastors and bishops condemning what white farmers did to this black man?”

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