People said the hotel in Roodepoort, South Africa where the incident happened was well known as a sex stadium and that the man was the third one to die there while having sex.
“We don’t know what these magoshas (prostitutes) are doing to them. Maybe it’s excitement that kills them,” a hawker who trades nearby told Daily Sun.
The sex worker involved, who later spoke to the SunTeam about the ordeal, said the man was on top of her when he started struggling to breath.
“I called out his name and started to speak to him but he stopped responding,” she said.
Seeing that the man was not moving, she shifted him to the side of the bed.
Terrified by what had just happened, she called the manager of the hotel to see the man lying motionless on the bed, and paramedics and the cops were called.
“I was shocked. This is the first time I’ve came across something like this. “It is scary for a person to die on top of you, more so if you don’t know him,” she said.
Another sex worker said: “You need to be cleansed because it’s bad luck for this to happen.”
The man, who is believed to be from Tshepisong near Kagiso, was certified dead at the scene.
Sex workers milled around at the front gate of the hotel where they waited for their customers.
The manager of the hotel confirmed the incident.
Roodepoort cop shop’s spokeswoman, Sergeant Juliet Mogale, said an inquest docket was opened.