Taxi driver killed after alleged police brutality

A taxi driver from Mozambique has died after being dragged by a police van and then beaten to death in Daveyton, says a report.

In an amateur video, broadcast by the eNCA on Thursday, Mido Macia is seen tied to the back of a South African Police Service vehicle and dragged down the street. The channel said he was dragged from the police van for about 400m.

According to the Daily Sun on Thursday police then “took him to the cop shop where, say other inmates, they beat him to death”.

Issues allegedly arose between Macia and the police after he argued with them about parking his taxi. A large crowd of people formed when the trouble started.

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