A ninth police officer allegedly involved in the death of a Daveyton taxi driver was arrested on Friday, the Benoni Magistrate's Court heard.
"There is an accused number nine who was arrested this morning," prosecutor December Mthimunye said.
"He has been arrested and charged and will appear [with the other eight officers] on Monday."
Court officials said the man would make his first appearance later on Friday.
The other eight were officers Meshack Malele (45), Thamsanqa Ncema (35), Percy Mnisi (26), Bongumusa Mdluli (25), Sipho Ngobeni (30), Lungisa Ewababa (31), Bongani Kolisi (27), and Linda Sololo (56).
Mthimunye said the State opposed bail, but agreed with the defence that the crime was a schedule five offence.
Magistrate Sam Makamu adjourned the court shortly afterwards to deal with the question of media attendance.
"I am fully aware that this case is of national interest and that not all media were allowed in," he said.
Makamu said broadcast media would have to apply for permission to cover proceedings and needed a lawyer to do so.
"We cannot proceed without an application from the media."
The magistrate said proceedings would resume later in the day, as soon the application from broadcast media had been dealt with.
The officers were charged with the murder of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia (27).
He was allegedly tied to the back of a police van and dragged along a street in Daveyton on 26 February.
An eyewitness filmed the assault.
Macia was found dead in the local police station's holding cells several hours later. A post-mortem revealed that he had died of head and internal injuries.
At the time, Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesman Moses Dlamini said two policemen, a constable and a warrant officer, claimed they ordered Macia to move when they found his minibus illegally parked.
"It is alleged that the taxi driver then assaulted the constable and took his police firearm. The warrant officer overpowered the taxi driver and handed the firearm back to his colleague," he said.
Dlamini said the officer then called for backup.
The police claimed they put the "resisting suspect" into the police van and took him to the police station.