South Africa police in court after man dragged, killed
BENONI, South Africa (AFP) - Eight South African police officers charged with the murder of a Mozambican man whom they dragged to custody behind a police van had their bail hearing delayed on Monday.
The eight officers had been expected to appear in court and apply for release and to be formally charged with the murder of 27-year old Mido Macia.
But the case was delayed without the defendants appearing in the dock, amid fears of them being photographed and identified.
A magistrate agreed that the case will resume once state witnesses have confirmed the identities of the accused.