Pirates fan commits suicide

2014-09-23 11:00
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Cape Town - An Orlando Pirates fan has allegedly committed suicide after his team's MTN8 final loss to arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

According to the Daily Sun, 23-year-old Papikie Mothupe took his life by torching his shack in Wesselsbron, Free State on Saturday night.

Friends say they believe the loss was too hard to take for the die-hard Buccaneers fan.

One friend, Thabo Mooki, said Mothupe wasn't a violent person, but last Saturday he was furious, nearly stabbing one of their friends with a beer bottle for teasing him about his team’s defeat.

Mooki said Mothupe had last month also burned his T-shirt in anger when Pirates lost 2-1 at home to Moroka Swallows in the PSL.

Mothupe's sister, Lerato, 29, said her brother was a quiet person who loved soccer, but would always take a Pirates loss badly.

An inquest docket has been opened by police.

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