IPID 'shocked' by cops' dragging man

2013-02-28 13:01
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate said it is “shocked” by the death of a man who had been tied to the back of a police van and dragged while a bystander filmed.

In cellphone video footage Daveyton police are shown tying the man to the back of a police van and dragging him down the street in front of a crowd of people.

The 27-year-old man, a Mozambican national, was found dead in police cells by a police officer on Tuesday night.

Moses Dlamini of the IPID said on Thursday that he is "shocked" by the police’s conduct and that a murder probe is underway.

Dlamini said a post mortem was received on Wednesday and it indicated that the cause of death was head injuries with internal bleeding.

South African media say the man was a taxi driver who had been approached by police east of Johannesburg.

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