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Macia's horrific injuries depicted in court

State pathologist Dr Solly Skosana today testified Mido Macia had suffered extensive blunt force injuries to his brain and skull as well as severe injuries to his chest which ultimately led to a lack of oxygen and his death. Skhosana gave evidence that Macia’s death was caused by Anoxia - a lack of oxygen to tissue resulting from extensive soft tissue damage. The court also heard that Macia would have survived had he been given medical attention on time.

Earlier, Ipid investigator, Mboneni Ramadwa, said that there was no arresting statement in the inquest docket, no indication that Macia had been read his rights, and there was no reason that Macia should have been behind bars.

Macia was confronted by two policemen for obstructing traffic with his taxi 2 years ago. His hands were allegedly handcuffed to the police van and dragged by behind the police van. The attack was captured on a cellphone and the video went viral soon after he died in custody, sparking international outrage.

Click below to hear Stephen Grootes speaking to EWN Reporter Masego Rahlaga...


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