Amnesty International called the reports which appear to show South African police dragging a man down the road behind a van, “shocking.”
This appalling incident involving excessive force is the latest in an increasingly disturbing pattern of brutal police conduct in South Africa.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate must be fully supported in conducting its investigation to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.
Amnesty International urges the South African government to make a public commitment to ensure that the police stop the use of excessive force and deliberate targeted killings.
South African President Jacob Zuma has condemned the brutal killing of Mr Mido Macia, who was reportedly killed by police in Daveyton.
South African Police have been blamed for the death of a taxi driver but this is not the first time they have faced charges of brutality.