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The South African police officers seen on video handcuffing a taxi driver to a police van and dragging him along the street are to face murder charges.
Mido Macia died in custody shortly after the footage was filmed, leaving his grieving family searching for the truth about his death.
Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports:
The cousin of Mido Macia, a Mozambican taxi driver who died after being dragged along by a South African police van and allegedly beaten in custody, has told ITV News he is "still shocked" about the incident:
Crowds gathered outside the Daveyton police station today to protest over the death of 27-year-old taxi driver Mido Macia, who was dragged through a street by a police van.
Eight South African policemen have been arrested on suspicion of murder after dragging a man from the back of a police vehicle through a busy Johannesburg street, a government watchdog said today.
"They will answer to a charge of murder when they appear in court on Monday," said Moses Dlamini, spokesman for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.
South Africa's Eyewitness News has tweeted about the arrests of eight policemen over the death of a taxi driver:
Eight South African police officers have been arrested and charged with the murder after a taxi driver, according to TV broadcaster eNCA.
Mido Macia , 27, from Mozambique died after he was dragged through a street by a police van and allegedly beaten in custody.