'Cato Manor hit squad' case postponed

2015-10-09 17:10

The protracted trial of the so-called “Cato Manor hit squad” has been postponed with two of the 28 accused ill and unable to attend court, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

10 police officers charged with murder, torture

2015-08-27 21:19

Ten policemen have appeared in the Tembisa Magistrate's court on charges of murder and torture, following the death of a man they were questioning for theft, IPID says.

NPA welcomes Macia cops murder conviction

2015-08-25 17:45

The NPA hopes the murder conviction of the eight police officers who assaulted taxi driver Mido Macia will bring closure to his family.

Cops guilty of murdering Mido Macia

2015-08-25 13:27

All eight policemen accused of killing taxi driver Mido Macia have been found guilty of his murder.

State: Macia cops knew what they were doing

2015-08-18 14:55

Dragging Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia behind a police van was intentional, the state prosecutor has told the High Court in Pretoria during closing arguments.

Mido Macia trial to continue

2015-08-03 05:26

The trial of nine former Daveyton policemen accused of killing Mozambican minibus taxi driver Mido Macia is expected to continue in the High Court in Pretoria.

No reason for Macia to be in cells, court hears

2015-07-31 13:20

There was no reason for Mido Macia, the Mozambican taxi driver dragged behind a police van, to be in the Daveyton police station cells, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Macia died in police cell, stone's throw from clinic

2015-07-29 21:34

Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia was left to die in the Daveyton police cells by the officers who had arrested him, even though there was a clinic across the road from the police station, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Macia assaulted, disarmed police officer - defence

2015-07-29 15:44

Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia assaulted and disarmed a police officer before being dragged down a street by a police van, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

New twist in Cato Manor 'hit squad' saga

2015-07-15 13:20

New indications of irregular interference have emerged in the prosecution of the so-called “Cato Manor Death Squad”, with an allegation of a tacit instruction from then police minister Nathi Mthethwa.


10 cops due in court for murder, torture

2015-09-01 07:09

Ten police officers charged with the murder and torture of a man they were questioning for theft, are expected to apply for bail at the Tembisa Magistrate's Court.

Douglasdale officers not suspended yet - police

2015-08-27 12:02

Two Douglasdale police officers allegedly involved in a police brutality incident have not yet been suspended, Gauteng police have said.

Macia family wants R6.5m in civil claim

2015-08-25 16:02

Murdered taxi driver Mido Macia’s family wants compensation amounting to R6.5m from the South African government, the family’s lawyer says.

Macia got out of police van 'on his own', court hears

2015-08-25 12:25

Taxi driver Mido Macia managed to get out of a police van on his own before he was dragged behind it, a High Court in Pretoria judge has said during his summary of evidence in the case.

Bummer for cops as victim wins lawsuit

2015-08-11 13:46

A man who was shot in the buttocks and thrown in the boot of a car by members of the South African Police Service has received R500 000 in damages, a report says.

Macia's brain injuries alone could have killed him - pathologist

2015-07-31 14:58

Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia might still be alive if he had received timeous medical intervention, the high court has heard.

I made a mistake implicating officer in Macia case - witness

2015-07-30 20:45

A key witness in the State's case against nine police officers accused of killing Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia has admitted in court that he had made a mistake in implicating one of the officers in the case.

Half-naked Macia hit in police cells - witness

2015-07-29 16:59

A half-naked Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia was struck with an open hand while handcuffed in the Daveyton police cells, after he was dragged down a street behind a police van, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Testimony of state witness challenged in Macia case

2015-07-29 13:15

Defence lawyer Marius van Wyngaardt has called into question the testimony of Mahlatse Sekwati who recorded a video showing part of the confrontation between Mido Macia and the police.

Illegal arrest: women to get R95 000 each in damages

2015-06-30 10:27

Judges of appeal in Pietermaritzburg have upheld a decision to award R95 000 in damages to each of three women who were illegally arrested, detained and maliciously prosecuted in the Kwandengezi, Pinetown, area in 2009.

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