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Eight S. Africa officers charged with murder

JOHANNESBURG — Eight South African police officers were charged with murder on Friday in the death of a taxi driver dragged by a police vehicle, a videotaped episode that became a worldwide symbol of police brutality in this country.

Earlier on Friday, friends and relatives of Mido Macia gathered around a simple table adorned with a few flowers in the poor township of Daveyton, to mourn the death of the slender 27-year-old who died shortly after the dragging episode on Tuesday.

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