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EIGHT POLICE ARRESTED FOR TAXI DRIVER DEATH

Image by: Sibeko Siphiwe-Reuters
Breaking News South Africa - Independent Police Investigative Directorate has confirmed that all eight police implicated in the killing of a taxi driver have been arrested. They are scheduled to appear in Daveyton Magistrate's Court on Monday.

"The suspects will remain in custody until they appear in court. The Ipid is committed to ensuring that the suspects are held accountable and brought before the courts," said IPID spokesman Moses Dlamini.

Earlier during the day, the National Police Commissioner had suspended all police officer involved in the violent incident that resulted in death of Mido Macia. The brutal incident was caught on camera and made headlines across South Africa yesterday.

Phiyega also removed the station commander of Daveyton Police Station in order to allow investigation to proceed without interference. In her statement, angry Phiyega said:

"The SAPS management regrets the incident that led to the death of Mr Mido Macia and we would like to assure the country and the world that, that what is in the video is not how the SAPS in a democratic South Africa goes about its work.

I have therefore, instructed the Acting Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng Province, Major- General Gela to immediately suspend all policemen that were involved in the incident. I have also instructed that the officers involved be disarmed. Further, I have instructed that an internal investigation in terms of the SAPS disciplinary procedures be initiated immediately. We are also removing the current Station Commander of Daveyton Police Station from his position so that investigations can proceed uninhibited," said Phiyega.
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