“Murder is undoubtedly the most serious offence that can be committed,” he said.
“You picked up the deceased and threw him from the van onto the ground. Your actions that day were indeed disgraceful.
” Family members watched on as the judge announced his ruling – as did members of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters Party which has vigorously opposed racism against the country’s black majority. Racially charged incidents between white farm owners and managers and poor black farmhands are common in South Africa.
In 2016, two white farmers in eastern Mpumalanga province forced into a coffin a black man they accused of trespassing. The case sparked outrage after a video of the incident emerged on social media; the pair were handed jail terms of between 16 and 19 years.
– Al Jazeera.