''The accused must rise now, accused numbers 1 to eight you have been convicted of murder. You may sit down again,'' he said.
Before the verdict was read out, North Gauteng High Court Judge Bert Bam had spent a few hours summarising the evidence that was presented in court during the trial including the testimony of the state's key witness, Warrant Officer Mpumzi Ngamlana.
Meshack Malele, Thamsanqa Ngema, Percy Mnisi, Bongamusa Mdluli, Sipho Ngobeni, Lungisa Gwababa, Bongani Kolisi and Linda Sololo had pleaded not guilty to killing Macia on 26 February 2013.
Macia, who had been working as a taxi driver in Daveyton on Gauteng's East Rand, was handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged behind the vehicle. He was later found dead in the holding cells of the local police station.
Watch a video below showing Marcia being tied and dragged behind a police van.
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