The case against a woman and her son who allegedly forced their worker to drink liquid human faeces has been postponed to next Friday in the Springs Magistrate’s Court on Gauteng’s East Rand.

Maria and Chris Vestor were arrested on Thursday at their home in Springs. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says the woman’s husband will also be arrested for his involvement in the crime, as soon as he is discharged from hospital.

It’s unclear at this stage why the man was admitted.

Maria and Chris Vestor appeared briefly in the dock before their case was postponed for further investigation and a formal bail application.

The NPA says the family allegedly forced their employee to drink the liquid as punishment for allegedly not switching on the engine of the septic tank on their plot.

It’s alleged that they also assaulted him and forced him into the septic tank.

The suspects are facing charges of kidnapping and assault among others.

They will remain behind bars until their next appearance on February 9.