Daveyton bail bid postponed

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Johannesburg - The bail bid of nine police officers implicated in the death of a Daveyton taxi driver was postponed in the Benoni Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Lawyers for the accused asked that the matter be postponed as a third member was added to their team.

The new lawyer, Marius van Wyngaardt, said he needed further consultations with the accused.

The matter was postponed to August 13.

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

The accused are Thamsanqa Ncema, Linda Sololo, Meshack Malele, Motome Walter Ramatlou, Percy Mnisi, Bongumusa Mdluli, Sipho Ngobeni, Lungisa Ewababa, and Bongani Kolisi.

On Tuesday, relatives of the accused packed the gallery of the courtroom.

Outside court Badanisile Ngwenya said she was in no rush to have the case heard. “I don't want it to be rushed so justice can be properly served.”

Macia had rented a room outside Ngwenya's house. - Sapa

 

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