Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dragged Mozambican taxi driver handcuffed to police van dies in South Africa

You may not believe it but this gory indcident happened right infront of the bystanders in full day light - and no one helped.

Screen shot of the dragged driver behind police van

A video footage taken by a bystander shows a 27 old Mozambican taxi driver, allegedly handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged through the streets in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg.

The video shows a large crowd gathering, as uniformed policemen tie him to a van, dragging him as they drive away. Two policemen are seen holding the dragged driver by his feet - but when the van sped, they left him being dragged on the road. He was later taken into custody, where he died, local media report.

The driver was only accused of parking his vehicle incorrectly.

The opposition Democratic Alliance party (DA) called for the officers involved to be suspended and for a thorough investigation to be carried out.
"The fact that it was police who were the vigilantes in this case shows that we cannot trust the [South African Police Service] to uphold the law," said provincial parliamentarian Kate Lorimer, AFP reports.
It may be added that there was outrage last August when police shot dead 34 striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa's North West province.

Read more about it at / watch video: BBC News
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