Taxi Driver Dragged to His Death in South Africa as Eight Police Officers Are Charged with Murder

Dan Newling, Daily Mail (London), March 1, 2013

Eight police officers accused of handcuffing taxi driver Mido Macia to their patrol car and dragging him along the street until he died have been arrested on murder charges.

Video footage captured on a mobile phone shows officers attaching the 27-year-old Mozambican to the back of their van and brazenly speeding off before a crowd of horrified onlookers.

Mr Macia was found dead in a police cell two hours later in Daveyton, South Africa.

The country’s police chief today said she shared ‘the extreme shock and outrage’ over the video footage, as she announced the officers involved had been suspended and the local police commander removed from his post.

General Riah Phiyega said she fully supports the investigation by the police watchdog agency and added the rights of Mr Macia were ‘violated in the most extreme form’.

Investigators are said to have been told that the taxi driver assaulted one of the police officers and took his gun.

But South Africa’s Daily Sun today revealed new video footage which appears to contradict officers’ version of events.

It appears to show the cab driver arguing with police officers with his hands by his side, before he is manhandled to the ground by up to five men in uniform.

The scandal is only the latest to undermine confidence in South Africa’s police, heaping yet more shame on a force that opened fire on striking workers at the Marikana platinum mine in August last year, killing 34 people.

It also comes as the Oscar Pistorius murder trial puts the country’s criminal justice system in the spotlight.

Mr Macia was arrested in the Daveyton township outside Johannesburg on Tuesday evening. An anonymous witness told a local newspaper: ‘[Police] argued with Macia and then they beat him up.

‘They handcuffed him to the back of the van and slammed the door in his face.

‘With blood running down his face they drove off. He was in pain. He cried and asked the cops to stop but they continued anyway.’

South Africa’s Independent Police Investigative Directorate, which has launched an investigation, said the probable cause of death was head injuries with internal bleeding.

Spokesman Moses Dlamini said investigators had been told Mr Macia was asked to move his minibus taxi by two policemen because it was blocking the road.

Mr Macia then allegedly assaulted one of the officers and took his gun, before officers managed to put the ‘resisting suspect’ into the van to go to the cells.

A prisoner who was in the police station said: ‘They killed him. They beat him up so badly in here.’

The incident has prompted a  furious backlash in South Africa. Frans Cronje from the South African Institute of Race Relations think-tank said: ‘It is a level of  barbarity on a par with police behaviour at Marikana.

‘We strongly support the police use of force to meet the criminal onslaught.

‘But this is an ill-disciplined and brutal rabble that have lost all respect for themselves, their jobs, the societies they work in.’

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  • Oil Can Harry

    Where are Steven Van Zant, Bruce Springsteen and all the other celebretards who used to trash South Africa’s mostly-white (and 100 times more civil) police force back in the ’80s?

    They used to make music videos showing white SA cops swinging their nightsticks against murderous black rioters (they should have shot them instead).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY3w9gLjEV4

    Where are these blowhards now that the SA police force is populated by Christopher Dorner clones?

    • The__Bobster

      Celebutards and the media love to stir up anti-White violence and then walk away as the victors inevitably turn out to be far worse than the “oppressors”

    • Paleoconn

      Nowhere to be found. The offender has to be White, didn’t you know? I wonder when the Boss will drop his working class persona as if he has had any experience remotely approximating that of the American working class in the last 40 years.

      To me, his act is no different than Obama and Biden and other frauds doing photo ops in factories across the country wearing jeans and rolled up shirt sleeves. Real working men these guys!

      • Luis

        I never bought into Springsteen’s shtick. I wonder, who TF died and made him boss of anything? He’s not MY boss, that’s for darn sure!

        • Paleoconn

          I do love his music, but nothing since mid-80s. And stay out of politics Bruce, a guy from Jersey of all people should know a thing or two about race. I mean look what happened to Asbury Park and Camden and Newark etc etc.

          ‘We take care of our own?’ Bullshit, Springsteen. Unless you mean taking care of your own family by airlifting them out of the shithole that is Jersey the minute you made your first million.

          • Mr_Blootarsky

            Bruce lives in Colts Neck dude.

          • Paleoconn

            There’s Jersey, and then there’s Jersey.

            from wikipedia:
            Colts Neck ranked 39th in the 2000 Census among the highest-income places in the United States with a population of at least 10,000.

            And Springsteen only moved back to Jersey in the 90s.

            Also check the Census tool below, and type in Colts Neck. Pretty YT if you ask me.

            http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer

    • Simple. The more a celebrity loves blacks, the farther they move away from them.

      • tjs3023

        I’m moving as far away from them as I can myself.

    • C_C_Conrad

      Shoot the treasonous celebretards instead.

  • David Ashton

    Remember Sharpeville, Steve Biko….!

    • C_C_Conrad

      Yes we should remember. Next time do a better job of shooting straight, only 69, what’s wrong with those guys.

  • Pelagian

    the YouTube comments are citing the “xenophobia” of the South Africans against Mozambicans. I thought all blacks everywhere in the world were saints, “the beloved community” … and that “racism” was a purely white phenomenon.

    also, I saw about 100 blacks in this video, in no whites. I thought this was postapartheid??

    the more things change the more things stay the same.

    • Laager

      Remind me again.
      A black American actor recently stated at an all black American awards ceremony that blacks are more talented than whites.
      This video is the living proof if anyone doubted his statement

    • Debinsky Steponovitch.

      You will find that whites are known to be the least “racist” of all racial groups. A little secret that the Tim Wises of the world don’t want getting out for, $$ CHA CHING, reasons.

  • blindsticks

    The Daily Mail always print these black crime stories but then pre moderates the more angrier comments so it cant be accused of panderiing to the BNP/racists. It was also this rag that got the whole Steven Lawrence thing going; finishing off with the stitch up show (re) trial of the two original suspects known as ‘The Eltham Five’. Also the repeal of our double jeopardy rule. Though to my mind it has only been used once so as to put these two WHITE boys away. All that after twenty years of police time and resources and a cost of ffity million pounds. Yet in that same twenty years how many British whites have been victims of black and non white immigrant violence and anti white hatred. Arron Dugmore being the latest and just a child of nine.

    • Lygeia

      The Daily Mail has stopped printing my comments, even when it is something innocuous like “Oooh, cute kitten.” I think it is because I post here.

      That being said, Time magazine has as its cover story how the fear of black violence is affecting whites in South Africa. The ultimate purveryor of mainstream media, Time, has finally written a story that I would almost expect to read here.

      The truth has a power and beauty, even when it describes something ugly.

      Being able to read articles and post at Amren really is a big deal. Eventually, the mainstream media will have to start reporting the truth.

      • Bantu_Education

        “Eventually, the mainstream media will have to start reporting the truth.”

        “I am hopeful rather than optimistic”

        Helen Suzman, when asked about the future of S.Africa under cANCer rule.

      • sbuffalonative

        One can deny the truth but the truth is immutable.

        The only question is when are things going to be so undeniable obvious that liberal-‘progressives’ will have to concede the truth.

        They’ve been putting up a good fight making excuses and coming up with ever more absurd theories to explain black dysfunction but the obfuscations are wearing thin and becoming increasingly transparent and undeniable.

        • C_C_Conrad

          On this point I like to suggest that we read WILDERNESS EMPIRE, just look in the index under Quaker and read those parts.
          …….
          Jack’s War
          https://www.createspace.com/3820778/

      • Daisy

        How would they know you post here?

        • Lygeia

          There is an algorithm the major news sites purchase that can determine, based on your user name and email, where else you post under that name. If you want to post about an article at their website they can exclude you because of other websites you post comments to; essentially their algorithm filters you out because it doesn’t like where else you post.

    • Daisy

      They also played a huge role in the ‘high tech almost-lynching’ of Amanda Knox, white American exchange student framed for the murder of Meredith Kercher, who was raped and stabbed to death by a black male.

  • The__Bobster

    I expect this story to be disappeared shortly, as all the participants are Zulus or Bantus or whatever.

    • sbuffalonative

      If the officers were white, we’d know their names.

  • Lygeia

    This is really terrible.

    Ian Smith was right that blacks would suffer if the countries in Africa moved from white-rule to black-rule. He predicted the corruption and suffering would be unimaginable for whites, but also for blacks. And no one believed him.

    Being right is only half the battle.

    The other half is convincing others of the correctness of your position.

    White need to take back Zimbabwe, the former Rhodesia; they also need to take back South Africa.

    • Joe Sewell

      Can’t happen soon enough. Unfortunately, Dr. No (George Schwartz) and his cohorts are completely entertained by what’s transpiring at the moment.

    • C_C_Conrad

      Blacks should always be under black rule in black countries. They should never be allowed to live in white countries at all.

      • Liberalsuck

        I feel the same way with black cities that blacks have ruined, like Detroit. I want to say to them, “No, you aren’t getting any money and you blacks there can stay in Detroit or move to another predominately black neighborhood or city. We don’t want you coming into white states or white cities or white neighborhoods and ruining those, too.”

    • blahblah

      you can’t convince liberals of anything. They don’t care if SA had Apartheid because the blacks were violent nor do they care the reason why the South had segregation. Liberals think they know more than others who experience what they don’t, or they support these destructive policies as long as they don’t have to live with these consequences.

  • Token Finn

    But they learned that from whites! Legacy of wh…apartheid! Knowing how to operate a vehicle that is, not the brutality that comes naturally.

    • White Elmo

      True. I once saw a female Bantu carrying her newborn child around like a load of bread. Had the little tyke by one arm just dangling. She had a totally disinterested look on her face. I still remember that after 30 years.

  • bigone4u

    This is the racial stock from which some people want the pope selected. Idiots.

  • Barrack Osama

    Will anyone “charge” these police officers with anything when no one is watching anymore?

  • Unperson

    The country’s police chief today said she shared ‘the extreme shock and outrage’ over the video footage

    Yeah, I’m sure she’s outraged over the footage, all right — outraged that somebody caught this on video so it can’t be officially denied and then swept under the carpet. You know: like the 3000+ black-on-white murders of Boer farmers.

    Remember in Clockwork Orange when McDowell gets out of prison and finds his former droogies have become (dumb, violent, corrupt) policemen, who torment their former gang-leader with a near-drowning? Bad as the future-cops in that movie are, I’d sooner take my chances with Pete, Georgie and Dim than with real-life black cops in The Rainbow Nation [TM].

    • Howard W. Campbell

      Dim & Georgie could be vindicated by what Alex had done 2 years before. All this guy did was argue with the cops over parking. The cops we are getting now fall into a couple of categories: Roided out freaks who spent years kicking down doors in Iraq or Afghanistan and view you as the enemy. That or, AA derelicts who aren’t much better than the cops in this video. I wonder of municipalities have started lining up Blackwater for the day the money runs out.

      How many of our duskier brethren will scream bloody murder over James Byrd? (2 of the the 3 got the death penalty, the 3rd got life in prison. One has been executed so far.). But nary a peep for this poor cabbie. We should have listened to Enoch Powell, Ian Smith, et al.

      • every coment copy and paste

        Eight police officers accused of handcuffing taxi driver Mido Macia
        to their patrol car and dragging him along the street until he died have
        been arrested on murder charges.

        Video footage captured on a mobile phone shows officers attaching
        the 27-year-old Mozambican to the back of their van and brazenly
        speeding off before a crowd of horrified onlookers.

        Mr Macia was found dead in a police cell two hours later in Daveyton, South Africa.

        The country’s police chief today said she shared ‘the extreme shock
        and outrage’ over the video footage, as she announced the officers
        involved had been suspended and the local police commander removed from
        his post.

        General Riah Phiyega said she fully supports the investigation by the
        police watchdog agency and added the rights of Mr Macia were ‘violated
        in the most extreme form’.

        Investigators are said to have been told that the taxi driver assaulted one of the police officers and took his gun.

        But South Africa’s Daily Sun today revealed new video footage which appears to contradict officers’ version of events.

        It appears to show the cab driver arguing with police officers with
        his hands by his side, before he is manhandled to the ground by up to
        five men in uniform.

        The scandal is only the latest to undermine confidence in South
        Africa’s police, heaping yet more shame on a force that opened fire on
        striking workers at the Marikana platinum mine in August last year,
        killing 34 people.

        It also comes as the Oscar Pistorius murder trial puts the country’s criminal justice system in the spotlight.

        Mr Macia was arrested in the Daveyton township outside Johannesburg
        on Tuesday evening. An anonymous witness told a local newspaper:
        ‘[Police] argued with Macia and then they beat him up.

        ‘They handcuffed him to the back of the van and slammed the door in his face.

        ‘With blood running down his face they drove off. He was in pain. He
        cried and asked the cops to stop but they continued anyway.’

        South Africa’s Independent Police Investigative Directorate, which
        has launched an investigation, said the probable cause of death was head
        injuries with internal bleeding.

        Spokesman Moses Dlamini said investigators had been told Mr Macia was
        asked to move his minibus taxi by two policemen because it was blocking
        the road.

        Mr Macia then allegedly assaulted one of the officers and took his
        gun, before officers managed to put the ‘resisting suspect’ into the van
        to go to the cells.

        A prisoner who was in the police station said: ‘They killed him. They beat him up so badly in here.’

        The incident has prompted a furious backlash in South Africa. Frans
        Cronje from the South African Institute of Race Relations think-tank
        said: ‘It is a level of barbarity on a par with police behaviour at
        Marikana.

        ‘We strongly support the police use of force to meet the criminal onslaught.

        ‘But this is an ill-disciplined and brutal rabble that have lost all
        respect for themselves, their jobs, the societies they work in.’

      • Eddie Willers

        Georgie was killed during another robbery while Alex was in prison. It was Dim and Billyboy (Alex’s former enemy) who had become cops and administered a beating to ‘poor little Alex’ after his release. Also, let us not forget that, even in the white dystopia that is ‘A Clockwork Orange’ there is redemption – as evidenced by Pete (the fourth member of Alex’s gang), who marries and settles into productivity.

        • Luis

          No, I believe it was Dim and Georgie, in the movie. I never knew what happened to Pete – he kinda disappeared.

          • Skincognito

            Burgess stated in his preface to a later edition that the omission of Pete’s domesticity helped make the film a fable rather than a story or journey, in the Campbellian sense.
            Regardless, I’d rather be clubbed by an Anglo-Saxon than touched by a kaffir. Like Arabs, they’re also prone to sodomy of defeated enemies.

      • Luis

        Notice the cops in this video all look like Christopher Dorner?

      • C_C_Conrad

        We should add – Adolf Hitler, George L. Rockwell, Dr. Wm. Pierce (who warned the whites of SA) and a lot more.

      • I can’t summon a whole lot of regret for the “poor cabbie”. Savages killing savages. Ho, hum.

        A girl I used to know was driving with her family when one of these taxis drew alongside and the driver opened fire on her car, killing her son. Never arrested. They are a pest. Scroomall. Yes, I know they’re not all the same, but scroomall anyway.

        Here’s a quaint bit of trivia about the old South Africa: Clockwork Orange was banned by the state censor board.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    “Video footage captured on a mobile phone shows officers attaching the 27-year-old Mozambican to the back of their van and brazenly speeding off before a crowd of horrified onlookers.”

    I just watched that video and the onlookers don’t sound horrified to me. They’re cheering and whistling. Blacks love seeing things like this, they find it extremely entertaining.

    Just another reason to not let these people into our countries, not that the political elite cares.

    • T_Losan

      I’m surprised that while filming someone didn’t delightedly shout “Worldstar!” while making a funny face for the camera.

    • Blacks love seeing things like this, they find it extremely entertaining.”

      Yes, they do indeed. Another dispicable example in Baltimore, USA

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2bsaN_Iru0

  • Johnny99

    I think that might be the Pharoahs and Toby Juarez.

  • Dr. X

    Of course, this is exactly what will happen here as the Government of the United States disarms the citizens and fill the ranks of police forces with affirmative-action hires.

    • Fred Doyle

      Or Chinese.

  • LHathaway

    “How many of our duskier brethren will scream bloody murder over James Byrd? (2 of the the 3 got the death penalty, the 3rd got life in prison. One has been executed so far.)”.

    I always thought that episode was faked. And even more likely that that, some kind of ‘inverted’ news story – some whites were dragged to death, hey wouldn’t That stir up minority resentment if we claimed the inverted reality happened instead – plus, bonus, it hides the real act.

    Sorry, but that’s the honest truth. As soon as I read about the james byrd story, that was the first thing I thought. In fact, I still believe that’s more likely. Then again, if you just ignore 10 real crimes against whites, and report on 1 crime against people of color, you’ve achieved the same effect. Heck, just make a racial news story out of it when whites use bad words. . .

  • Jason

    well I just watched the video and it appeared to me that the driver was completely unaware and started driving off. The police tried to hold the man off the ground but as it picked up speed they were unable to. I didn’t seem to hear too much disapproval from the crowd.

  • Ralph

    Yawn. It’s a Black problem and I don’t care.

  • SLCain

    I saw this already, I think. It was in an episode of “Law and Order”. Yeah, now I remember: some racist white New York cops dragged a black man to death. Another gripping story “ripped from the headlines”.

    Except that incident (white cops drag black man to death) never happened, whereas this one (black cops drag black man to death) did. Funny how that often seems to happen.

  • SLCain

    I’m sure that NPR would never touch this story. This is one of the many things that “All Things Considered” would not consider. Besides, it would cut into the available air-time for their latest, timely, late-breaking story on Emmet Till.

  • sbuffalonative
  • D

    that black guy was steeling the police truck, and held on too long

  • liberalsuck

    I saw this story on the back of my local newspaper under ‘around the world’ section. Didn’t mention the races of the cops or the victims. Wants to paint in your mind a picture that the cop is white (“Remember, South Africa was ran by racist white people”)

  • Luis

    Remember when Steve Biko and Chris Hani, the South African communists, were killed while in police custody, in the Old South Africa? If I remember correctly, white college students in Europe and Latin America stoned and burned South African embassies, around the world.

    Here, they did absolutely nothing. Just like Idi Amin’e excesses, the slaughters in Congo, Rwanda, Liberia, Burundi, Sudan, Angola and Nigeria – white college students are absolute chickendung when it comes to Bantu-on-Bantu crimes.

  • Elena Andbasket

    He only lasted a couple of hours in the hands of ‘diverse’ police. Terrorist Nelson Mandela was pampered and cosseted for by whitey for 25 years, and was released from prison in the best of health.