Decision today on R6.5m lawsuit after cops dragged man behind police van

21 November 2018 - 11:19 By Nonkululeko Njilo
Three-year-old Sergio Macia wipes away tears from his mother Biuda's face during the funeral of his father Mido in 2013. Macia, a taxi driver, died in police custody after being dragged along a street in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg. Eight cops were convicted of his murder.
Three-year-old Sergio Macia wipes away tears from his mother Biuda's face during the funeral of his father Mido in 2013. Macia, a taxi driver, died in police custody after being dragged along a street in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg. Eight cops were convicted of his murder.
Image: Daniel Born

The family of Mido Macia, a Mozambican taxi driver who died in police custody in 2013, will on Wednesday know if their claim for compensation of R6.5m has been successful.

Macia, 27, was filmed being tied to a back of police van and dragged along a street in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg.

Several hours later, he was found dead in the local police station’s holding cells.     

The police watchdog, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), investigated the matter and nine police officers were arrested.  

In 2015, the North Gauteng High Court found eight of the former cops guilty of his murder.   

Macia's family filed a R6.5m lawsuit against the minister of police.  

The matter is expected to be finalised on Wednesday afternoon at the Mozambican consulate in Saxonwold, Johannesburg. 

This was confirmed by Jose Nascimento Attorneys, representing the family.

"The family will be there. I cannot confirm who from the police or ministry will attend," Nascimento told TimesLIVE. 

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