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Recent violence in South Africa

Updated 8:35 AM ET, Tue March 5, 2013
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People and policemen watch as Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia is handcuffed to the back of a police van in Daveyton on February 28, 2013. He later died. AFP PHOTO/DAILY SUN
Relatives gather on March 1, 2013 outside the home of Mido Macia, the taxi driver who was allegedly dragged to death by South African police in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg. ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images
South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius appears on February 21, 2013 at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria, charged with the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14. Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images
South African detective Hilton Botha, the investigating officer in the Oscar Pistorius case, himself faces seven charges of murder for shooting at a taxi with seven passengers in it. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images
Oscar Pistorius is pictured with Reeva Steenkamp at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg in January 2013. WALDO SWIEGERS/AFP/Getty Images
Last August. 34 striking mineworkers at Marikana were shot dead in under 30 minutes by police.
Unlike the policies of Nelson Mandela, who de-militarized the police, his successor Jacob Zuma, right, has adopted a much more hard-line approach, according to Justice Malala. Touchline/Getty Images