South African policemen denied bail in taxi driver murder case - Nine policemen accused of killing a Mozambican taxi driver in an incident that made headlines around the world were on Tuesday denied bail by the Benoni Magistrate's Court.
Mido Macia was dragged behind a police vehicle earlier this month. He was found dead at the local police station with massive internal and external injuries.
His crime was that he had parked on the wrong side of the road.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Sam Makamu said it was not in the interest of justice to grant them bail and the case was postponed to 12 April.
In a twist to the case, the defence team said days before the tragedy, Macia was involved in an accident in which five children were killed.