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S.Africa probes death of man dragged behind police van

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South Africa on Thursday opened a murder investigation into the death of a Mozambican taxi driver who was filmed being dragged by a police van through the streets, in a case that has sparked widespread outrage. 

A grab from an amateur video released by South Africa's Daily Sun shows a man handcuffed to a police van in Daveyton today. South Africa's police watchdog is investigating the death in custody of a Mozambican taxi driver who was filmed being dragged behind a police vehicle, a spokesman says.

Video footage taken by a bystander shows 27-year-old Mido Macia tussling with half a dozen police officers before being handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged to a local police station in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

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