Agence France-PresseMarch 8, 2013 10:16
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.
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.
Bystanders filmed Macia being manhandled, handcuffed to the back of the van and dragged hundreds of metres in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg.
Just over two hours later he was found dead in his cell.