Councillor found dead in his home
By Mandisi Tyulu
28 April 2009
The Democratic Alliance are still in shock after their colleague and head of the city’s “Drug Busters” unit, Glen Kleinsmith, was found hanging from a cell phone charger cord in his Bellville home at the weekend.
Police spokesperson Captain Bernadine Steyn said they did not suspect any foul play, and at least two of Kleinsmith's fellow councillors said they do not believe he committed suicide.
Kleinsmith was a ward councilor in Bellville and a DA whip as well as a subcouncil chairman.
He was found dead at about 6am on Saturday after he was apparently tied to a cell phone charger cord to his cupboard and around his neck.
Police have opened an inquest docket.