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Johannesburg - The bail application of nine police officials implicated in the death of a Daveyton taxi driver was scheduled to continue in the Benoni Magistrate's Court on Monday.
The group was charged with the murder of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia and they began their bail bid last Friday.
Macia was allegedly tied to the back of a police van and dragged along a street in Daveyton on February 26. An eyewitness filmed the assault.
He was found dead in the local police station's holding cells several hours later. A post mortem revealed he died of head and internal injuries.
An affidavit by one of the accused was read in court last week.
In it, the police officer said he had been assaulted by Macia shortly after they ordered him to remove his taxi which had been obstructing the road.
The officer claimed Macia grabbed a fellow officer's gun and pointed it at them, but later handed it back.
After calling for backup, he claimed they took Macia to the local police station.
He said he was surprised to later be told that Macia had died as he never complained of any injuries when they arrived at the police station. - Sapa