Macia family to claim from SAPS

2013-03-10 21:27

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Johannesburg - The family of Mido Macia, who died in custody after being dragged behind a police van at Daveyton, intends instituting a civil claim against Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, lawyers said on Sunday. 

A witness filmed the incident.

"Jurgens Bekker Attorneys have been instructed by the Macia family to represent them, to advise them and to institute civil proceedings against the minister of police for the unlawful death of Emidio Macia," attorney Andrew Boernar said.

They had not yet filed court papers.

"We still have to consult with the family and calculate how much damage has been incurred."

Boernar said they would attempt to recover their fee not from the family, but from the police ministry.

A post mortem revealed that Macia had died of head and internal injuries and nine policemen have been arrested for his murder.

Macia was buried in Mozambique on Saturday.

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