South Africa holds bail hearing for charged police
Johannesburg: A Mozambican taxi driver who was dragged from a South African police vehicle died from lack of oxygen and also suffered extensive head lacerations, a South African prosecutor said on Monday.
Prosecutor December Mthimunye gave details of the autopsy of driver Mido Macia at a bail hearing for nine police officers charged with his murder, according to the South African Press Association.
Magistrate Sam Makamu adjourned the bail hearing for Tuesday morning. A defence lawyer, Lokhimbar Dikatope, said that Macia was an accused in a road accident several days before his death in which several children were killed.
Mthimunye said the driver died of hypoxia, had haemorrhaging in his right lung and tissue around his heart, suffered bruises to his genitals and also forearm injuries, suggesting he was fending off blows, according to SAPA.
Macia was dragged from a police vehicle after allegedly blocking a road with his vehicle east of Johannesburg, and was later found dead in a police cell. Some onlookers filmed the dragging incident.
Macia was on Saturday buried in Mozambique before a crowd that included his distraught wife and parents.
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