Man Dies After Being 'Dragged' By Police in South Africa

Police watchdog in South African is investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a taxi driver of Mozambican origin. Reports allege that the man was handcuffed to a police van  and they dragged him through the SA streets. The incident was captured on video by a passerby near Johannesburg, and later distributed to the local media.

A Police Investigative Directorate spokesman (IPD), Moses Dlamini said the footage shocked him. Often, the human rights groups in South Africa have accused police of brutality. According to reports made by the local media, the 27 year old was assaulted by the police for apparently parking his car inappropriately in Daveyton. When the police arrest the man and tie him to the back of the car, a crowd gathers but they still proceed to drag him through the streets. Later on, they tool him into custody and he succumbed to the injuries sustained.

While making his statement to AFP news agency, the IPD said they were investigating the death of the man and it came as a complete shock. He said that the circumstances surrounding the death of the 27 year old were allegations and people should wait till the investigations were completed. Democratic Alliance Party, the opposition called upon the suspension of the police and said the case proves how unreliable the South African police are.