The South African Human Rights Commission has welcomed the investigation by the police watchdog in to the death of a Somalian taxi driver:
The death of a Mozambican taxi driver in custody after being dragged behind police van in Daveyton is very shocking and should be condemned.
SAHRC would like to emphasize that death or assault of anyone in custody of police cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.
SAHRC supports and welcomes the investigation by the IPID. We urge the IPID to move with necessary speed to bring perpetrators to book.
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.