5 March 2013

South Africa: Home Affairs Hands Over Death Certificate to Family of Emidio Macia, the Mozambican Taxi Driver, Who Died in Police Custody

press release

The Home Affairs Department confirms that it has now handed over the death certificate and travel documents to the family of Emidio Macia, the Mozambican taxi driver who died in police custody last week. The documents were handed over to members of the bereaved family who visited our offices in the East Rand on Monday, 4 March 2013.

Both the death certificate and travel documents were necessary to enable the family to travel across the border to Mozambique to give Emidio a decent funeral scheduled for this weekend. In addition, the department will also be providing members of his Taxi Association who may wish to travel to Mozambique for the funeral with the necessary travel documents.

The handing over of the death certificate and other relevant travel documents to the Macia family, follows a meeting held over the weekend between officials of the Department of Home Affairs and members of the bereaved family and in consultation with the Mozambican Embassy in Pretoria

Issued by: Department of Home Affairs

5 Mar 2013

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