South African authorities arrested on Friday the eight police officers suspended for dragging a man from the back of their van. They are facing murder charges after the suspect was found dead in his cell.
 
They were driven out of Benoni police station, west of Daveyton, in a police van to prison until they appear in court on Monday.
 
Protesters on Thursday and Friday had been demanding the officers be jailed after the 27-year-old Mozambican taxi driver, Mido Macia, who had been arrested for parking on the wrong side of the road, handcuffed to the police van and dragged hundreds of metres to the police station in Daveyton was found dead in his cell.
 
They held noisy protests outside the Daveyton police station for two days chanting 'Police are Dogs' in front of the officers watching over them.
 
The incident, caught on camera, shocked South Africans and the world and led the National Police Commissioner to order the immediate suspension of the police officers and their commander at Daveyton police station and an investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
 
It was the latest in a series of scandals to hit South Africa's police force in recent months
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The lead detective in the murder case against Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius was removed from the investigation last week when it emerged he was facing seven attempted murder charges for allegedly opening fire on a minibus full of passengers.
 
Police shot dead 34 striking workers at a platinum mine in August last year - the deadliest security incident since apartheid ended in 1994.
 
The latest video footage and the taxi driver's death raised fresh concerns about police brutality in a country where more than 1,200 people a year die while in custody.
 
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