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Johannesburg - Friends and family of a Mozambican man who died in custody after being dragged behind a police van will hold a memorial service for him on Wednesday.
Mourners are expected to gather at the sports stadium in Daveyton where 27-year-old Mido Macia died on Tuesday last week.
The Mozambican taxi driver was filmed being manhandled, handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged hundreds of metres to a local police station.
Just over two hours later he was found dead in his cell.
A post-mortem found he died from head injuries and internal bleeding.
Footage of the incident spread quickly online and sent shockwaves throughout the country, shining a spotlight yet again on the conduct of SA's much maligned police force.
The bail hearing for the eight police officers charged with his murder will start on Friday.
Graca Machel, Nelson Mandela's wife and also widow of Mozambique's liberation hero and first president Samora Machel, was expected at Macia's memorial.
Mozambique's ambassador Fernando Fazenda will also attend.
Authorities pledged to help repatriate Macia's body to Mozambique.
He will be buried outside the capital Maputo on Saturday, according to Mozambican media. - Sapa-AFP