South Africa’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a Mozambican man who died in police custody.
27-year-old taxi driver Mido Macia, died after being handcuffed to a police vehicle and dragged hundreds of yards, it has been alleged.
Officers have claimed they put Mr Macia in a police van in order to take him to a police station on the East Rand, and cannot explain how he later died.
But the video, obtained by South Africa’s Daily Sun newspaper, shows officers struggling to overpower a man – believed to be the taxi driver – before attaching him to a point at the rear of their vehicle and then driving off leaving him hanging outside.
At one point they attempt to carry his legs while the vehicle is moving forward but have to drop him as the police van speeds up.
The footage then shows the man trying to stay on his feet as he is dragged behind the vehicle for several hundred metres.
The person filming the incident attempts to keep up with the truck dragging the taxi driver, but has to give up as the vehicle is going too fast.
Inmates in the cells he was taken to, have claimed he was later beaten to death by police.