Friday, 1 March 2013

BREAKING NEWS: South Africa police charged with murder over dragging death of Mozambican taxi driver

A still from the video shows Mido Macia as he is dragged behind a police van in Johannesburg (EPA)

Eight South African police officers were charged with murder on Friday for the death of a Mozambican taxi driver who was dragged hundreds of meters handcuffed to a police van for parking in the wrong spot.

Their arrests came hours after South Africa's police commisioner said they had been disarmed and suspended for "callous and unacceptable behaviour". The station commander has also been removed from his post pending investigation.
Mido Macia, 27, was filmed being manhandled, handcuffed and dragged by a police van through the streets to a police station east of Johannesburg. Some two hours later, he was found dead in custody, with a post mortem finding the cause of death head injuries with internal bleeding.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has opened a murder investigation.

1 comment:

Tim said...

Sincerely, human being are fast becoming animal.if not how on earth, ll a sane humanbeing tie his fellows humanbeing τ̲̅ȍ a vehicle n drag him τ̲̅ȍ his death? Life don't even have meaning τ̲̅ȍ some people sha... I care not τ̲̅ȍ know what on earth d man did τ̲̅ȍ them, this is cruelty of the highest other, not τ̲̅ȍ think of seeing people that are charge with d "all important" task of safeguiding the life citizens now been d one taken it,.... Awful......