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Cops who killed my brother must never be free men, says Mido Macia’s sister

The sister of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia said on Tuesday she hoped the conviction of policeman who killed her brother would bring closure.

Emidio Macia’s family drops lawyers

The family of taxi driver Emidio Macia will no longer be represented by an East Rand-based law firm, the firm has said.

Mozambicans punished for South Africa’s sins

Of all our neighbours, why are they caught up in so many of South Africa's most tragic and shameful events?

Another police officer arrested for allegedly dragging a man

A North West police officer has been arrested for allegedly dragging a man 100 metres with a police car in Setlopo Village, Mafikeng, says Ipid.

Court denies bail to officers accused of killing Macia

The nine police officers accused of killing taxi driver Emidio Macia have been denied bail by the Benoni Magistrate's Court.

Police van driver says he did not know he was dragging Macia

The driver of the police vehicle that dragged taxi driver Emidio Macia has stated he was unaware that the man was attached to the van.

Taxi driver Macia died from oxygen deprivation

An autopsy of Emidio Macia's body found the taxi driver had died from hypoxia - which is the lack of oxygen, the Benoni Magistrate's Court has heard.

Cops behaving badly: M&G readers speak out

A snap survey of M&G readers shows that citizens are more likely to be fearful and suspicious of police officers than to regard them with trust.

Police plead not guilty in taxi driver case

Nine police officers have pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering Mozambican national taxi driver Mido Macia.

Absent Nathi Mthethwa’s job is safe

ANALYSIS: Never mind the police brutality fiasco, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is free to enjoy his honeymoon.

Macia killing won’t affect SA, Mozambique ties

Diplomatic ties between SA and Mozambique remain stronger than ever, despite being tested by the murder of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia.

Mr President, arrest this descent into police state depravity

The banana-state militarisation of the police has led to the menace culture that brought on the death of Mido Macia and others, writes Ronnie Kasrils.

Memorial service held for taxi driver Mido Macia

Friends and family of the taxi driver, who died in custody after being dragged behind a police van in Daveyton, have held a memorial service for him.

Taxi driver’s murder case postponed

The case against eight police officers implicated in the death of taxi driver Mido Macia has been postponed.

Court fills up ahead of taxi driver’s murder case

The Benoni Magistrate's Court has been packed to capacity ahead of the appearance of eight police officers implicated in the death of Mido Macia.

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