Sentencing proceedings in Mido Macia murder case to begin

2015-11-11 05:48
Mido Macia (Picture: AP)

Mido Macia (Picture: AP)

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Johannesburg - The sentencing proceedings of eight policemen found guilty of murdering Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia was expected to get under way on Wednesday.

In August, Judge Bert Bam found all eight guilty of Macia's February 2013 murder.

The taxi driver died in a police cell hours after being handcuffed to a police van and dragged through the streets of Daveyton. He was found with his head in a pool of blood.

The incident took place in front of angry community members, who started pelting the police with stones.

A video of the incident went viral, causing international outrage about police brutality.

In September, Bam postponed proceedings at the request of defence counsel, who said pre-sentence reports in respect of each accused were not yet ready and they needed more time.

He ordered that the accused - Meshack Malele, 46, Thamsamqa Mgema, 35, Percy Jonathan Mnisi, 26, Bongamusa Mdluli, 25, Sipho Sydwell Ngobeni, 30, Lungisa Gwababa, 31, Bongani Kolisi, 27, and Linda Sololo, 56 - remain in custody until then.

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

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