SA Human Rights Commission welcomes investigation

The South African Human Rights Commission has welcomed the investigation by the police watchdog in to the death of a Somalian taxi driver:

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The death of a Mozambican taxi driver in custody after being dragged behind police van in Daveyton is very shocking and should be condemned.

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SAHRC would like to emphasize that death or assault of anyone in custody of police cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.

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SAHRC supports and welcomes the investigation by the IPID. We urge the IPID to move with necessary speed to bring perpetrators to book.

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SA 'police drag' suspensions

All the officers involved in the incident in which a South African taxi driver was dragged through a street by a police van and allegedly beaten in custody have been suspended.