Thursday, February 28, 2013

South African police face inquiry over death of man 'dragged behind van'

South Africa's police watchdog is investigating the death of a Mozambican taxi driver who was allegedly handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged through the streets.

Video footage taken by a bystander of the incident, near Johannesburg, has been shown in the local media.

President Jacob Zuma condemned the death, describing the footage as "horrific" and "disturbing".

Rights groups often accuse South African police of brutality. Full story...

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