Mystery over pupil’s death in cell

The inquest into the death in custody of 14-year-old Leon Booysen, who allegedly hanged himself by his grey school trousers in a Heidelberg police cell four and a half years ago, continued this week in the Heidelberg Magistrates Court. Carolyn Raphaely writes for the Pretoria News Weekend.Mystery over pupil’s death in cell


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