Second Macia autopsy considered

2013-03-01 11:12

A second autopsy of a minibus-taxi driver who died allegedly at the hands of the police was being considered, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has said.

“The second autopsy is being considered. There have been so many allegations of assault, so this is just to confirm what happened,” IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said today.

Mido Macia (27), a taxi driver and Mozambican national, was tied to the back of a police van and dragged along the street in Daveyton, on Gauteng’s East Rand, on Tuesday.

An eyewitness filmed the assault.

Macia died in the local police station’s cells later that day.

The incident has been widely condemned, with several organisations and opposition parties attributing it to brutality and a lack of discipline in the SA Police Service.

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