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Man dragged by South Africa police vehicle, Dies in detention

Published on Feb 28, 2013

Man dragged by South Africa police vehicle, Dies in detention

Independent police investigators are looking into the claims after video footage emerged showing a man being dragged along a road behind a police van.

The man, a 27-year-old from Mozambique, was later found dead in a police cell in Daveyton, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

Officers have claimed they put the taxi driver in a police van in order to take him to a police station on the East Rand, and cannot explain how he later died.

But the video, obtained by South Africa’s Daily Sun newspaper, shows officers struggling to overpower a man – believed to be the taxi driver – before attaching him to a point at the rear of their vehicle and then driving off leaving him hanging outside. Less..

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update http://www.news.com.au/world-news/video-shows-south-african-police-dragged-man-behind-van-before-he-died/story-fndir2ev-1226588050297

The Public is outraged, for it took two days & this video to come for an investigation to be made.

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