Macia cops granted bail

2013-08-13 20:39
Policemen allegedly involved in the death of Daveyton taxi driver Mido Macia appear in the Benoni Magistrate's Court. (Picture: Sapa)

Policemen allegedly involved in the death of Daveyton taxi driver Mido Macia appear in the Benoni Magistrate's Court. (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The nine police officers implicated in the murder of Daveyton taxi driver Mido Macia were granted bail in the Benoni Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

The nine officers were re-applying for bail after their legal representatives told the court they had new evidence, which could see the court overturn its earlier decision to deny them bail.

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

Police confronted him because his taxi was apparently blocking traffic.

A scuffle ensued and he was taken to the local police station, where he was found dead in the holding cells several hours later.

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