Johannesburg - The Independent Police Directorate (Ipid) is investigating the death of a man who, according to cellphone footage, was dragged for about 400m behind a police van.

The amateur cellphone video footage, obtained by the Daily Sun, shows SAPS members handcuffing the Mozambican taxi driver to the back of a police van and dragging him for about 400m behind their vehicle in Daveyton, on the East Rand.

The man reportedly later died of various injuries.

“We are still interviewing the witnesses because the allegations are that he was dragged with the police vehicle,” Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Ipid were also attempting to locate the person who filmed the video to “authenticate the footage”, reports said. - IOL