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Police brutality is horrific, unacceptable Prez. Zuma

From BBC
South African President, Jacob Zuma
South African President, Jacob Zuma

South African President, Jacob Zuma, has condemned recent police brutality against a Mozambican national.

The incident led to the 27 year-old Taxi Driver’s death.

According to the BBC, the incident occurred in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg, and was captured on video.

The BBC reported that the Mozambican Taxi Driver was seen in the video footage hand cuffed to the back of a Police van, dragged through the streets, and reportedly died later in custody.

The video shows a large crowd gathering, as uniformed policemen tying the driver to the van, and dragging him as they drive away.

The report also said: “Police initially assaulted the man, accusing him of parking his vehicle incorrectly. The video footage has been widely shown in the media.

The BBC quotes President Zuma as describing the incident as “horrific” and “unacceptable”.

“No human being should be treated in that manner. Police must operate within the law,” the BBC further quoted the South African President as saying.

Human Rights groups often accuse South African Police of brutality. Meanwhile, South Africa’s Police Watchdog is investigating the footage taken by a bystander of the incident.

 


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