Police in Pretoria have confirmed that the boyfriend of the Dros rape accused’s mother committed suicide on Wednesday.
“An inquest has been opened and the Silverton police station is conducting the investigation,” said police spokesperson Capt Koba Brits.
Police confirmed that he had hanged himself.
It was reported on Wednesday that the boyfriend had been arrested for assault GBH (grievous bodily harm) after allegedly assaulting a worker at a residential complex in the east of the capital on January 29.
He appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court and was released on R750 bail.
Residents told Netwerk 24 on Wednesday evening that two minors fled after he allegedly assaulted them with his fists. They usually heard a ruckus when he was having an outburst, but said this time the noise died down after the minors fled.
His body was found in a house at the complex.