The courtroom erupted in jubilation as members of the ANC along with the duo’s victim‚ Victor Mlotshwa‚ rejoiced.
Outside court‚ Mlotshwa spoke to reporters.
He described the process of coming to see his attackers as an “emotionally taxing task”.
But despite this‚ he will be pushing forward with the civil claim against Jackson and Oosthuizen.
He wants to sue them for R400‚000 for the emotional trauma and humiliation he claims to have suffered.
Jackson and Oosthuizen have been behind bars for a little over a month after they were found guilty of a string of charges including kidnapping‚ assault and the attempted murder of Mlotshwa.
The pair were arrested after a video they took of themselves‚ forcing Mlotshwa into a coffin as he begged and pleaded for his life‚ went viral.
They threatened to put a snake in the coffin and burn Mlotshwa alive.
During the trial‚ the two farm workers said they were trying to scare Mlotshwa.
They claimed to have caught him in possession of stolen cables. Their version was that Mlotshwa threatened to burn their crops and harm their families should they take him to the police station.
Mlotshwa denied stealing or making threats and said the pair had suddenly attacked him as he waited to hitchhike to town.