Macia family: We will never forgive Mido’s killers

Eight former policemen were found guilty of the Mozambican taxi drivers February 2013 murder.

FILE: Mido Macia and his partner. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Mido Macia's family says they will never forgive the eight former police officers convicted of killing the Mozambican taxi driver in February 2013.

The former policemen were found guilty of killing Macia in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

He was found dead in a holding cell at the Daveyton Police Station after being dragged through the streets and handcuffed to the back of a police van.

After witnessing the cops being convicted of killing her brother, Macia's sister Melita says she and the rest of her family will finally find peace.

"I think this conviction will finally bring us peace as a family. We'll be able to move to the next stage of our mourning and try to forget that he's no more."

LISTEN: EWN _ reporter Masego Rahlaga speaks to 702's Xolani Gwala about the Mido Macia trial._

As Judge Bert Bam delivered his judgment, he reflected on a post-mortem report detailing the injuries Macia sustained.

Melita says this was heartbreaking.

"It was painful to hear how my brother was killed. He was a peaceful person and never fought with people. To hear the details of how he died was heart breaking for me."

The former policemen spent their first night behind bars on Tuesday night after being out on bail for the duration of the trial.

What really happened to Macia? _ Click here_ for the full story on how the Mozambican taxi driver died.

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