Gauteng Chief State Pathologist, Dr Solly Skosana testified on Friday that he died from head and chest injuries.
His head and jaw were lacerated and swollen. He had abrasions from his chest to the small of his back, on his arms and legs, around both wrists, and bruising on the inside of his upper lip.
He had bleeding on the brain and both his lungs were full of blood.
The former police officers, Meshack Malele, 46, Thamsamqa Mgema, 35, Percy Jonathan Mnisi, 26, Bongamusa Mdluli, 25, Sipho Sydwell Ngobeni, 30, Lungisa Gwababa, 31, Bongani Kolisi, 27, Linda Sololo, 56, and Matome Walter Ramatlou, 37, have pleaded not guilty.
After being confronted for obstructing traffic with his minibus, Macia was handcuffed to the back of a police van and driven through Daveyton on the East Rand on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. He died in the holding cells of the local police station later that day.
Macia was found lying on the holding cell floor with his arms above his head, wearing only his socks, underpants, and a red T-shirt. There were blood spots on the cell’s walls and floor.
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