Another suspect dies in police custody, cops investigate

His body was discovered in his cell in Diepkloof this morning.

FILE: This is the second death in police custody in Gauteng this week. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A suspect taken in for questioning following a shootout in Soweto on Tuesday has died in police custody.

The man was arrested after an exchange in Diepkloof.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini said his body was discovered in his cell in Diepkloof this morning.

"We're investigating the cause of death but we've also called in Ipid to do an investigation."

It's the second death in custody in Gauteng this week.

On Monday the body of a Mozambican man was found in a holding cell in Daveyton on the East Rand.

The 36-year-old had been arrested for public drinking in Etwatwa.

In 2013, Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia died in police custody after sustaining injuries to his head.

He had been handcuffed and dragged behind a police van through the streets of Daveyton.

The assault was captured on video and went viral, prompting international outrage. The trial against nine police officials involved in Macia's murder is set to commence in July.