MAN FOUND DEAD IN KZN POLICE CELL

27 Jan 2014 12:00pm

MAN FOUND DEAD IN KZN POLICE CELL A man hanged himself in a holding cell at the Pietermaritzburg police station, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday. "During the early hours of [Sunday] morning during a routine cell visit... members found the body of an adult male hanging from overhead burglar guards," said Captain Thulani Zwane. The man was identified as 46-year-old Stanley Bongani Mkhize. He was arrested in 2011 on charges of murder and attempted murder and went on the run after being released on bail. He was re-arrested in Edendale on January 24 by the organised crime unit. Mkhize was due to appear in court on Monday. Zwane said a prisoner who was in a cell with Mkhize found him hanging when he woke up. He had used a state-issued blanket. The cellmate immediately informed officers, Zwane said. "No foul play is suspected. A post mortem will be held to determine the exact cause of death," said Zwane. Sapa /kn/tk/ar/ks