Suspect in court for holding cell murder
By Chanel September
13 February 2008
A 26-year-old man will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, in connection with an alleged murder that occurred in a holding cell at the Sea Point Police Station.
The incident occurred on Tuesday morning, while police members were busy removing detainees from their holding cells to be transported to court.
“In one of the cells they found two detainees in a scuffle with the one’s hands around the other's neck. The two men aged (30) and (26) were the only two persons detained in this cell,” says police spokesperson Billy Jones.
“Police members removed the one off the other and discovered that the victim already passed out,” says Jones.
Paramedics who attended to the scene confirmed that the victim had wounds to his face and neck, passed away.
The deceased was allegedly a homeless person and was detained for the contravention of the Road Traffic Act relating to the illegal allocation of parking.
He was scheduled to appear in the Cape Town Community Court on Wednesday.
"At this stage we have no information regarding his next of kin,” says Jones.