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Cops charged with murder of South African taxi driver
2013-03-01 11:16:27 | (0 Comments)
(AP) — Eight South African police officers were charged with murder on Friday for the death of a taxi driver dragged by a police vehicle, a videotaped incident which became a worldwide symbol of police brutality in this country.
On Friday, friends and relatives of Mido Macia gathered around a simple wooden table in the poor township of Daveyton, to mourn the death the slender 27-year-old who died shortly after the dragging incident on Tuesday.
Moses Dlamini of the police investigation unit said eight policemen from Daveyton were charged with murder.
South Africa's police chief Gen. Riah Phiyega said she shared "the extreme shock and outrage" over the video evidence of abuse of Macia by police officers and said his rights were "violated in the most extreme form."
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