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Football Manager Accused Of Assaulting Boys Kills Himself

The coach who was blamed for assaulting young men in a soccer institute in Soweto has kicked the bucket while in clinic.

“Yes‚ he died this morning. He had been in hospital‚” confirmed police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo.

The 34-year-old man was arrested on Friday and was in hospital under police guard following an attempted suicide by poisoning.

He was arrested in connection with as asaulting a nine-year-old boy who was part of a soccer club where the alleged abuse took place.

A total of 29 boys aspiring to be future soccer stars were rescued from a Joburg soccer academy after months of allegedly being repeatedly raped and beaten by their coach.

The academy was based in Protea Glen‚ Soweto.


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