South Africa Shocked After Police Brutality Victim Dies

Policemen  in Blue Uniforms Wrestling with Deceased  Taxi Driver in Red Shirt.

Policemen in Blue Uniforms Wrestling with Deceased Taxi Driver in Red Shirt.

South Africa’s Local media has reported that police initially assaulted a 27-year-old Mozambican taxi driver, accusing him of parking his vehicle incorrectly in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg.

A local spectator took footage of the occurring incident; the video shows a large crowd assembling, as uniformed policemen tied the taxi driver to a van, dragging him as they drove away.

A spokesman for the Police Investigative Directorate said he was “shocked” by the footage. Rights groups often accuse South African police of brutality.

“We are investigating an incident involving the death of a man, allegedly at the hands of the police; the circumstances surrounding his death are still allegations… Let’s find out what really happened.”

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