(008274.77-E001840.93NAVRLOSUC20V)[This is where the wealthy are. It seems people are beginning to kill themselves there. Clearly life is no longer as good as it was. Blacks don't really commit suicide. So it might even be that this is a White woman. Jan]
Sandton City said the police are currently investigating the incident.
Sandton City mall has been the scene of yet another tragic incident.
In a statement on their social media channels, the mall’s management confirmed that an individual jumped to their death at around 12:04pm on Saturday afternoon.
The identity, age and gender of the individual have not been released yet, and information surrounding the suicide is still scarce as The South African Police Service are currently investigating the incident.
Captain Bheki Xulu from the Sandton Police Station did however, confirm the incident to The Citizen saying that police attended the scene of the crime and that an inquest docket has been opened for further investigation.
Emergency services rushed to the scene immediately, but the individual unfortunately succumbed from their injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sandton City Management have since expressed their deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.
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Shoppers took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon sharing how shocked they are after hearing that someone jumped to their death from the top floor of the mall.
While the gender of the jumper hasn’t been officially made public, social media users who witnessed the suicide has identified the victim as a woman.
“Walked into Sandton City and was amongst other shoppers who saw a woman committing suicide. Threw herself from the top floor,” Lesedi Mashale Tweeted.
This isn’t the first time someone has taken their life at the shopping centre.
In October a 19-year-old matriculant jumped to her death from the eighth floor of the sprawling property.
This is a developing story and will be updated as we receive more information.