The British man, charged for stabbing a 5-year-old boy at the Waterstone Village Mall in Somerset West, was found dead in his prison cell.
According to the Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Simphiwe Xako, Mark Hay was found dead on the morning of February 27. The cause of death is unknown.
Hay was taken to prison after two cases of assault as well as an assault with an intention to cause grievous bodily harm. Moreover, he allegedly assaulted a 10-year-old girl and slapped another child.