The North Gauteng High Court yesterday found the former Daveyton police guilty of killing the Mozambican national in 2013.
Macia was handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged behind the vehicle. He was later found dead in police holding cells.
NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaka says they will challenge the appeal.
He's added that while the conviction won't bring back Macia it will help his family find closure.
''We welcome the murder conviction and commend the community as well as the investigation and the prosecution team for ensuring that the case is successfully prosecuted.
''Without the testimony from the community members and video material that was taken by bystanders - it gave the court some light as to what actually happened on that particular day,'' he said.Sentencing procedures are expected to begin next month.
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