Bilene Macia District http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36903/all en Community mourns man dragged, killed by S.Africa police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/community-mourns-man-dragged-killed-safrica-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Relatives and friends of the young Mozambican father dragged behind a police car to a South African cell were he died was described by relatives and friends as a peaceful pillar of the community on Friday.</p> <p>Milling about a dusty lawn in the impoverished township of Daveyton, east of Johannesburg, the family and friends of Emidio "Mido" Macia, a 27-year-old immigrant from neighbouring Mozambique consoled each other over his death.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/community-mourns-man-dragged-killed-safrica-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Business Emidio "Mido" Macia Gaza Province Law Macia Social Issues Technology AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:01:43 +0000 5771020 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa police bail postponed over death of Mozambican man http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/safrica-police-bail-postponed-over-death-mozambican-man <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eight South African police officers suspected of the murder of a Mozambican man who had been dragged to custody behind a police van had their bail hearing delayed Monday.</p> <p>The eight officers had been expected to appear in court and apply for release after being formally charged with the murder of 27-year old Mido Macia.</p> <p>But the case was delayed without the defendants appearing in the dock, amid fears of them being photographed and identified.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/safrica-police-bail-postponed-over-death-mozambican-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Entertainment Law National security Technology AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:00:55 +0000 5772694 at http://www.globalpost.com S.African cops back in court after man dragged, killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/safrican-cops-back-court-after-man-dragged-killed-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eight South African policemen appeared in court Friday accused of dragging a Mozambican immigrant behind their police van and then brutally beating him to death.</p> <p>They are charged with killing Mido Macia, a 27-year-old Mozambican taxi driver who died in police custody on February 26 after parking on the wrong side of the road.</p> <p>The state has opposed bail.</p> <p>Bystanders filmed Macia being manhandled, handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged hundreds of metres to the Daveyton police station, east of Johannesburg.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/safrican-cops-back-court-after-man-dragged-killed-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Entertainment Gaza Province Macia Mido Macia AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:30:56 +0000 5777000 at http://www.globalpost.com S.African cops back in court after man dragged, killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/safrican-cops-back-court-after-man-dragged-killed-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine South African policemen appeared in court Friday accused of dragging a Mozambican immigrant behind their police van and then brutally beating him to death.</p> <p>They are charged with killing Mido Macia, a 27-year-old Mozambican taxi driver who died in police custody on February 26, after parking his taxi on the wrong side of the road.</p> <p>Bystanders filmed Macia being manhandled, handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged hundreds of metres to the Daveyton police station, east of Johannesburg.</p> <p>Just over two hours later he was found dead in his cell.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/safrican-cops-back-court-after-man-dragged-killed-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Entertainment Gaza Province Mido Macia AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:45:53 +0000 5777014 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa cops plead not guilty to killing dragged taxi driver http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/safrica-cops-plead-not-guilty-killing-dragged-taxi-driver <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine South African policemen pleaded not guilty on Friday to murdering a Mozambican immigrant who was dragged behind a police van and then brutally beaten to death.</p> <p>The group are accused of killing Mido Macia, a 27-year-old Mozambican taxi driver, who died in police custody on February 26, after being confronted for parking his taxi on the wrong side of the road.</p> <p>Bystanders filmed Macia being manhandled, handcuffed to the back of the van and dragged hundreds of metres in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg.</p> <p>Just over two hours later he was found dead in his cell.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/safrica-cops-plead-not-guilty-killing-dragged-taxi-driver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Entertainment Gaza Province Macia Mido Macia AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:16:30 +0000 5777242 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa cops plead not guilty to killing dragged taxi driver http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/safrica-cops-plead-not-guilty-killing-dragged-taxi-driver-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine South African policemen told a court Friday they were not guilty of murdering a Mozambican immigrant who was dragged behind a police van and then brutally beaten to death.</p> <p>The group are accused of killing Mido Macia, a 27-year-old taxi driver, who died in police custody on February 26 after being confronted for parking his taxi on the wrong side of the road.</p> <p>Bystanders filmed Macia being manhandled, handcuffed to the back of the van and dragged hundreds of metres in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg.</p> <p>Just over two hours later he was found dead in his cell.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/safrica-cops-plead-not-guilty-killing-dragged-taxi-driver-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Entertainment Gaza Province Macia Mido Macia AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:01:08 +0000 5777420 at http://www.globalpost.com Murdered Mozambican's family to sue S.African police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/murdered-mozambicans-family-sue-safrican-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The family of a slain Mozambican taxi driver plans to sue South Africa's police after officers cuffed him to their van and dragged him through the streets, their lawyer said Sunday.</p> <p>Lawyers were instructed "to represent them, to advise them and to institute civil proceedings against the minister of police for the unlawful death of Emidio Macia," Sapa news agency quoted attorney Andrew Boernar as saying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/murdered-mozambicans-family-sue-safrican-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Entertainment Gaza Province Law Macia AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:31:29 +0000 5778839 at http://www.globalpost.com Witnesses to be called in S.Africa cops dragging death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/witnesses-be-called-safrica-cops-dragging-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prosecutors in South Africa are expected to call witnesses Monday to argue against bail for nine policemen charged with murdering an immigrant taxi driver who was dragged behind their van.</p> <p>In a second day of hearings the state hopes to link the nine with the death of Mozambique national Mido Macia, 27, who died in police custody on February 26 after being confronted for parking his taxi on the wrong side of the road.</p> <p>Bystanders filmed Macia being manhandled, handcuffed to the back of the van and dragged hundreds of metres on the streets of Daveyton, east of Johannesburg.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/witnesses-be-called-safrica-cops-dragging-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Entertainment Gaza Province Provinces of Mozambique AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 06:30:30 +0000 5779371 at http://www.globalpost.com Dragging victim abused at S.African police station: prosecutor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/dragging-victim-abused-at-safrican-police-station-prosecutor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Mozambican immigrant was found in a pool of blood after he was handcuffed and dragged behind a South African police van and brought to a cell bleeding and crying, in the latest scandal to dog the country's police force, a court heard on Monday.</p> <p>Taxi driver Mido Macia, 27, was brutally abused before and after his arrest two weeks ago, prosecutor December Mthimunye said at a bail hearing for nine policemen charged with his murder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/dragging-victim-abused-at-safrican-police-station-prosecutor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Entertainment Gaza Province Macia Mido Macia AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:46:09 +0000 5779507 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa's dragging victim 'was in fatal crash before death' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/safricas-dragging-victim-was-fatal-crash-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Mozambican taxi driver who was dragged behind a police van and died in custody was in a car accident that killed five school children just days before his death, a South African court heard Monday.</p> <p>Twenty-seven-year-old Mido Macia faced charges of culpable homicide over the incident, a lawyer defending the nine policemen charged with his murder said at a bail hearing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/safricas-dragging-victim-was-fatal-crash-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Entertainment Gaza Province Macia Mido Macia AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:16:57 +0000 5779656 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa's dragging victim in 'fatal crash' before death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/safricas-dragging-victim-fatal-crash-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Mozambican taxi driver who was dragged behind a police van and died in custody was in a car accident that killed five school children just days before his death, a South African court heard Monday.</p> <p>Twenty-seven-year-old Mido Macia faced charges of culpable homicide over the incident, Lokhimbar Dikotope, a lawyer defending the nine policemen charged with his murder said at a bail hearing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/safricas-dragging-victim-fatal-crash-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Gaza Province Macia Mido Macia AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:01:01 +0000 5779894 at http://www.globalpost.com Bail ruling due on deadly S.Africa police dragging http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/bail-ruling-due-deadly-safrica-police-dragging <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A South African court is expected to rule Tuesday on bail for nine policemen charged with murdering a Mozambican dragged behind their van.</p> <p>Defence lawyers will wrap up arguments in a third day of hearings after the death of Mido Macia, 27, exactly two weeks ago.</p> <p>Police had to protect the lawyers when a small crowd of protesters attacked them leaving the court Monday, amid outrage at apparent police brutality.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/bail-ruling-due-deadly-safrica-police-dragging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Gaza Province Macia Mido Macia AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:15:49 +0000 5780373 at http://www.globalpost.com 9 S.Africa police denied bail over taxi driver's death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/9-safrica-police-denied-bail-over-taxi-drivers-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A South African court on Tuesday refused bail for nine policemen accused of dragging a Mozambican taxi driver behind their van and then beating him to death in custody.</p> <p>Magistrate Sam Makamu said the group could be in danger amid public anger over the case and as police officers could interfere with witnesses or evidence.</p> <p>"I do not think it's in the interest of justice that they be released on bail," he told the court.</p> <p>The ruling came after three days of hearings into the killing of Mido Macia, who died aged 27.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/9-safrica-police-denied-bail-over-taxi-drivers-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bilene Macia District Gaza Province Law AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:45:59 +0000 5781260 at http://www.globalpost.com