S. African Cops Charged in Gruesome Dragging Death
Protesters demand bail be denied to accused police
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2013 9:36 AM CST
A man protests outside the courthouse against the granting of bail for the eight police officers charged with murdering a taxi driver Mido Macia who was dragged from a police vehicle last week in Benoni...   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

(Newser) – Nine South African police officers accused in the gruesome death of a Mozambican taxi driver late last month have been charged with murder, reports the BBC. Taxi driver Mido Macia was filmed being arrested on Feb. 26; the video shows police tying his hands to the back of a vehicle then driving off, dragging Macia behind. Two hours later he was found dead in his cell. The court was told Macia suffered serious wounds to his face, limbs, and body; deep cuts; bruising to his ribs, back, and testicles; and bleeding and water on the brain. His official cause of death was hypoxia, a lack of oxygen supply to the body.

A small crowd of protesters gathered outside the courthouse, opposing bail for the accused. One carried a sign that read "What have we done to die like dogs?" During the bail hearing, one officer testified that Macia blocked the road with his car and refused to move it; the cop alleges Macia then grabbed an officer's gun and pointed it at them before handing it back. He says an altercation started and Macia was arrested and taken to the station. "I was caught by surprise to be told that the person had died, as he has never complained about any injuries," said the officer, per the AP. Macia is scheduled to be buried outside Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, tomorrow, reports CNN.

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GeorgeWells
Mar 8, 2013 11:55 AM CST
Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, White Countries for Everybody Annihilation by Assimilation Every white country on earth is supposed to become multicultural and multiracial. EVERY white country is expected to end its own race and end its own culture. No one asks that of ANY non-white country. The Netherlands is more crowded than Japan, Belgium is more crowded than Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve the RACE problem by bringing in millions of third-worlders and assimilating and intermarrying with them. Everybody says the final solution to the RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to bring in the third world and assimilate with them. Immigration, tolerance, and especially assimilation are being used against the white race. All this immigration and intermarriage is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries. Anti-white is called anti-racist, but it leads to the disappearance of one race and only one race, the white race. The real aim of anti-racism is to wipe out the white race or make it a minority anywhere it exists. It is genocide.
donwine
Mar 8, 2013 11:49 AM CST
Lying seams to be universal in this world. Abuse of power must be the norm!
carbonated_turtle
Mar 8, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Burn these pigs alive. There's video evidence showing what they did, yet none of their bullshit claims can be backed up. I hope there's a speedy trial followed by a Luah.