Soccer coach accused of raping boys kills himself

The coach who was accused of raping boys in a soccer academy in Soweto has died while in hospital.

Soccer coach accused of raping boys

“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 the rape of 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.

– TimesLIVE