Suspect collapses in holding cell

2011-04-11 00:00

A MAN who was due to appear in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court on Friday collapsed and died while waiting in the holding cells just before he was due to appear in court.

The man, who cannot be named until family members have identified him, was arrested in April last year as a suspect in an armed robbery committed in Marburg.

Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid of the Port Shepstone police said it is not yet known what caused the suspected criminal to collapse and die.

“We are awaiting the results of a post- mortem and an inquest docket has been opened,” she said.

— Witness Reporter.

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