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AFRICANGLOBE - Eight South African police officers have been found guilty of murdering a Mozambican man who died after being dragged behind a moving police van two years ago. Mido Macia, a 27-year-old taxi driver, died in police custody in February, 2013 after being arrested for parking his car on the wrong side of the road.
AFRICANGLOBE - I am surprised by the amount of hate that South Africans have for other Africans. When xenophobic violence erupted in South Africa last week, African foreigners were chased out of the suburbs and sought refuge at the police station. There were too many of them to accommodate, so a camp was set up at Isipingo Beach Sports ground. Qiniso Mbili visited the camp and spoke to RAPHAEL FIKIRI, a mechanic from the DRC.
AFRICANGLOBE - The nine South African police officers charged with dragging a taxi driver from Mozambique behind a police van to his death—a horrific incident that was caught on video by a bystander— were denied bail as they all pleaded not guilty in a magistrate’s court amid tight security.
AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa is an “angry nation” teetering “on the precipice of something very dangerous with the potential of not being able to stop the fall,” warned Graca Machel, the wife of Nelson Mandela. “We have to be more cautious about how we deal with a society that is bleeding and breathing pain.”
AFRICANGLOBE - The South African police force is involved in yet another scandal, at a time when international attention to its actions is higher than ever. Sadly police misconduct seems to be a common practice, as officers demonstrated when they handcuffed Mido Macia to the back of a truck and dragged him along a road, resulting in his eventual death.