Taxi Driver Handcuffed To A Police Van And Dragged Away to His Death For Parking Wrongly

What a gruesome way to die!

A taxi driver was tied to a South African police van and dragged for 400 metres – because he parked on the wrong side of the road.

Mido Macia, 27, was later found dead in police custody after the assault in the Daveyton township.

Fellow detainees told the Daily Sun newspaper that Mr Macia was also beaten up by police in the station.

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A crowd gathered as at least four officers were seen to be manhandling Mr Macia

Footage posted by a South African newspaper shows Mido Macia, dressed in a red jumper, black trousers and white trainers, being surrounded by police officers in a scuffle

One onlooker told The Daily Sun that police officers drove Mr Macia’s Toyota Avanza away before returning to the scene with a police van.

Officers slammed one of the van doors in the taxi driver’s face, leaving him covered in blood.

Mr Macia was heard begging officers to stop the assault.

More photos:

In this still frame, taxi driver Mida Macia is shown being dragged along the road by a moving police van, with his limbs carried by officers

Officers dropped Mr Macia's legs once more and he was dragged along the ground

The van sped away from the crowd with Mr Macia still handcuffed to the back

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  1. Adjarho lilian March 2, 2013 at 8:58 AM - Reply

    Omg! This is really sad! I tot such only hap in Lag

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