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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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Added: Feb-28-2013 Occurred On: Feb-28-2013
By: Babelaas
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Tags: Killer Cops, Cops, Killer, Dragged, Car
Location: South Africa (load item map)
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  • It sucks living in Detroit

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    • @ReservedGent I thumbed up both of you because you both have a point. ReservedGent haves a shitty way of bringing it though.

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    • @ReservedGent The truth hurts eh ! And if you think its the "Colour of skin" it cant be "RACEist" can it .

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    • @ReservedGent

      Would he be talking about the 'black' people who build ghettos that are no go areas for whites, have 'BLACK ONLY' schools funded by the government aka white tax paying folk, have a 'BLACK ONLY' police federation, have a yearly event called 'BLACK MUSIC AWARDS', have a national housing association which is for 'BLACKS ONLY', have an over represented populous in the prison system and are responsible for the majority of gun and knife crime...I could go on but it is doubtful you wo More..

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    • @ReservedGent At least Darkfail's made sense...

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  • What a drag.

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  • another bunch of fucking savages

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  • Black people. Can't live with em. Can't live with em.

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  • Okay, now I know how Detroit celebrated black history month.

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    • @Maple Dipped This was why Apartheid existed - because they didn't want people like this in power. The ANC will finish South Africa and every gullible fool who swallowed the endless villification of White South Africans will see the truth.

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  • yip...these are the guys, that we are meant to trust here in SA

    they are a bigger bunch of effing criminals than the criminals themselves.....please UN....help us!

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  • Since I was born all I see about Africa is wars, crime, killings,ethnic cleansing,greed,corruption and TV ads with dying children begging for food asking for aid.

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    • @DCX
      That and the public channel showing Land Rovers on Safari, or filming animals in the Serengeti, or Congo. With all the naked starving people in the backdrop...

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    • @DCX South Africa is not all bad, it does however have its very bad sides and sadly these are the sides we love to show the world.

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    • @Babelaas It wasn't bad BEFORE the apartheid.

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    • @aryan I can't agree because I was very young but I do know the country was way safer. I would never let my kids walk the streets alone at night now, but as a child I was always on the street, I did get a few bicycles stolen from me but it was never anything serious. I think the stolen bikes were post apartheid so guess that doesn't say much.

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    • @DCX Well you would of figured you would of done something about it by now. :/

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  • I wonder if he was resisting arrest because he knew they were going to murder him one way or the other?

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  • I'd love to comment on this video, but don't feel like getting an infraction...

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  • If whitey did this it would of been racist

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  • Classy from wiki:
    South Africa

    About 800,000 out of an earlier total population of 5.2 million whites have left South Africa since 1995, according to a report from 2009. The country has suffered a high rate of violent crime, a primary stated reason for emigration. Other causes include attacks against white farmers, concern about being excluded by affirmative action programs, rolling blackouts in electrical supplies, and worries about corruption and autocratic political tendencies among new More..

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  • That country was a better place when the whites were running it.

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  • 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, More..

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  • No one deserves to die like that. Not even criminals.

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  • fucking animals, just like us, right?

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  • SA used to be a wealthy, safe and clean country. no look what the black leaders have done do it! they've turned it down into a filthy 3rd world s*ithole.

    now, do you really believe these people can govern themselves?

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  • I thought south africa was one of the civilized countries in africa? I was wrong. Civilized and africa should not be used in the same sentence.

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  • Africans as a whole are a complete waste of air! They are a lost cause and nothing more than the apes that live in the jungle. The fucked up thing is they let pistorius out of jail and he will probably get off for murdering that gorgeous girlfriend of his, and these gorillas probably will get an award from their shit leader jacob zuma!

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  • If he hadn't been resisting and would have just walked into the truck would he still be alive? Didn't help that a mob of people were getting ready to jump on the cops. Typical mob mentality of that demographic.

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  • South Africa....A place best avoided......

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  • Truly turns my stomach. I hope everyone responsible meets the same exact fate.

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