NPA welcomes Macia cops murder conviction

2015-08-25 17:45
The nine policemen linked to the death of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia. (Adam Wakefield, News24)

The nine policemen linked to the death of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia. (Adam Wakefield, News24)

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

"We are acutely aware that this won't bring back your son, but we hope you will find some closure in the fact that justice has been served," National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Luvuyo Mfako told reporters in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

He said the guilty finding against the eight was a clear message that police brutality would not be tolerated.

He commended Daveyton residents for coming forward with evidence, including cellphone footage of the assault.

Macia was handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged to the Daveyton police station on February 26, 2013, where the officers beat him to death.

He earlier became involved in a scuffle with some of them when they confronted him about his minibus taxi blocking traffic at the local rank.

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