GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The police allegedly involved in the death of a man who was dragged, handcuffed, and the chief of the station where they were assigned in Daveytown, near Johannesburg, South Africa, have been suspended. The death of the Mozambican taxi driver has shocked a nation used to a high crime rate, including police brutality, into action. He argued with police over their charge that he was illegally parked, and he was then handcuffed and dragged behind a police vehicle, all of which was caught on film. A second film that appeared on South Africa’s Daily Sun, which published the first, undermines the police version of events.
S African outrage over taxi driver’s death
March 1, 2013 by