Mido Macia case 'taking too long'

The case against the nine officers accused of killing Macia was postponed again on Tuesday.

Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia died in Daveyton police holding cells after he was dragged behind a police van through the streets in February.Picture:Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The family of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia are going through a tough time following his death as they continue to wait for government compensation.

Family lawyer Jose Nascimento says they're hoping for a speedy resolution of a compensation claim between the Mozambican and South African governments.

"The family is going through tough times. The Mozambican government has played an important role in this matter and at the moment there is ongoing interaction between the respective governments."

He says Macia's father Josefa is struggling to come to terms with the incident.

Macia died in Daveyton police holding cells after he was dragged behind a police van through the streets in February.

He was confronted by police for allegedly blocking traffic with his taxi.

The incident, which was captured on video, sparked national outrage and cast police brutality into the spotlight.

Nine officers were subsequently arrested and are facing a charge of murder.

The officers appeared in court on Tuesday where the case was postponed to the end of this month.

DELAYING PROCEEDINGS

The state accused the officers of delaying court proceedings during bail application proceedings in the Benoni Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Defence lawyers said they still had to finalise alternate addresses for the accused.

Senior prosecutor December Mthimunye argued that the state has been ready for trial "from the start".

"The state is not dragging its feet and we are not delaying the bail application or the trial."