He is currently believed to have hung himself. Netwerk24 reports that the deceased had been arrested for assault with intent to do GBH (grievous bodily harm) on Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted a worker at a residential complex he resided in, in the east of Pretoria on January 29.
Police have confirmed that an inquest has been opened and the Silverton police station is conducting the investigation into the apparent hanging of a man identified only as the boyfriend of the mother of the Dros rape-accused, Nicholas Ninow.
He was released on R750 bail after appearing in the Pretoria Magistrate Court. The publication reports that the deceased often had noisy outbursts which neighbours overheard and he had his latest one on the date in question.