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Wednesday 17 January 2018

Probe into South Africa van video

A still from a mobile phone video apparently shows a South African man with his hands tied to a police vehicle as police hold his legs up and the vehicle drives off (South African Daily Sun/AP)
A still from a mobile phone video apparently shows a South African man with his hands tied to a police vehicle as police hold his legs up and the vehicle drives off (South African Daily Sun/AP)

South Africa's police watchdog is investigating the death of a man who was apparently filmed being handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged along the ground.

The Daily Sun, a South African newspaper, published video footage, apparently filmed by a bystander on a mobile phone, in which uniformed officers subdue the man.

They tie him to the back of a police vehicle in front of a crowd.

South African media said the man was 27-year-old taxi driver Mido Macia, who was approached by police in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg.

Moses Dlamini, of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, said on eNCA, a South African news channel, that he was "shocked" by the police conduct and that a murder probe is under way.

The cause of death was not immediately clear.

Press Association

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