MAGISTRATE Sam Makamu yesterday denied bail to nine Daveyton policemen accused of killing Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia.
Makamu told the Benoni court the state had shown the policemen had concealed evidence to cover up their alleged role in Macia's death.
The policemen are accused of torturing to death the 27-year-old taxi driver after allegedly dragging him behind a van through the streets of Daveyton two weeks ago.
Makamu found fault with the police for not explaining in their affidavits what had happened at the police station where Macia died. Prosecutor December Mthimunye said there was no evidence Macia had been involved in an accident in which five children had been killed, as the defence had claimed.