15 South- African Policemen Sentenced For Murder

Today, a South-African judge has sentenced eight former South African policemen aged between 25-56 years to 15 years in prison for the murder of a Mozambican taxi driver.

Mido Macia was killed in 2013 when officers tied him to the back of a police van by his arms before driving off. He was found in a pool of blood in police custody.

South Africans Protesting over Macia’s death

Judge Bert Bam called the killing “barbaric” but acknowledged that it was not premeditated.
he sentencing of these officers sends a message that police brutality
will not be tolerated by the judiciary, following several recent cases.

Judge
Bert Bam sent a clear and unambiguous message that while the police are
facing an onslaught from ruthless criminals – more than 60 police
officers have been killed on duty this year alone – they cannot take the
law into their own hands.

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