He was found hanging by a belt and shoelaces from a water pipe in the shower. His death was ruled a suicide. Sithole was just one of the many detainees to have died in John Vorster Square police station, in Johannesburg, Transvaal (now Gauteng). This police station gained a reputation as many detainees seemed to perish inside the building. In none of the inquests held regarding his, and other deaths, did the blame fall on the police, despite many suspicions that they were responsible.
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