Defence given more time in Macia case

2013-06-26 14:22
Mido Macia (Picture: AP)

Mido Macia (Picture: AP)

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Johannesburg - The case against nine policemen accused of killing taxi driver Mido Macia was postponed by the Benoni Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

The case was postponed to 16 July to allow the defence more time to prepare for a bail application, said NPA spokesperson Medupi Simasiku.

"We, as the State, were ready with the indictment, but we could not continue due to the [bail] application," Simasiku said.

Macia was filmed being tied to the back of a police van and dragged along a street in Daveyton on 26 February.

Police had confronted him because his taxi was apparently blocking traffic. A scuffle ensued.

He was found dead in the local police station's holding cells several hours later.

The accused are Thamsanqa Ncema, 35, Linda Sololo, 56, Meshack Malele, 45, Motome Walter Ramatlou, 37, Percy Mnisi, 26, Bongumusa Mdluli, 25, Sipho Ngobeni, 30, Lungisa Ewababa, 31, and Bongani Kolisi, 27.

Read more on:    police  |  npa  |  mido macia  |  johannesburg  |  police brutality

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