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.

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Taxi driver's rights 'violated in the most extreme form'

Eight South African officers involved in the brutal treatment of a man who died after being dragged through a street by a police van and allegedly beaten in custody have been suspended

Speaking at a news conference, National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, spoke of the "extreme shock and outrage" of the incident.

National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, said the officers' behaviour was abhorrent Credit: Reuters

She said a video of the incident showed that Mido Macia's rights were "violated in the most extreme form".

"Behaviour displayed in the video committed by the police is to be abhored by all right thinking people. I would like to assure the country and the world, it's not how the South African Police Service in a democratic South Africa goes about its work," she added.

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