South Africa: The video of a Daveyton taxi driver being dragged behind a police van is horrific, President Jacob Zuma said yesterday.
Zuma said in a statement the visuals of the incident are horrific, disturbing and unacceptable, adding that no human being should be treated in that manner.
He was referring to a video, taken by an eyewitness, showing police officers dragging Mozambican national Mido Macia, 27, behind a police van on Tuesday.
Macia was later found dead in the holding cells of the Daveyton police station.
Zuma condemned the death, saying the police were required to operate within the confines of the law in executing their duties.