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Alleged rapist dies in holding cell

The man was found dead in the McGregor police station holding cells.

FILE: The man was found dead in the McGregor police station holding cells. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating the death of a suspected rapist at a police station in McGregor, a small village east of Cape Town.

The alleged rapist was found dead in a holding cell at the weekend.

Community leader Gabriel Fielies has called on authorities to probe the matter thoroughly.

"It's the first time an incident like this is happening in this area and it's a great loss."