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New details on Tuks suicide

The university can't reveal the name of the man as his family is yet to be informed.

A 44-year-old man has allegedly committed suicide at the University of Pretoria (UP). Picture: sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - The University of Pretoria (UP) has confirmed that the 44-year-old man who allegedly committed suicide at its main campus this morning was a lecturer.

The university says it cannot reveal the name of the man as his family is yet to be informed.

Earlier, Eyewitness News reported a UP student had jumped to his death but it has since emerged that it was not a student.

Tshwane Emergency Services say the man apparently jumped from the roof of the humanities building on the main campus this morning.

The reason for the alleged suicide is not yet clear.

The police's Dave Miller said, "There will be an inquest docket that will be investigated."

This is the second suspected suicide in the capital in the last 24 hours.

A security guard allegedly jumped from the top floor of the Menlyn Shopping Park Mall yesterday.

Meanwhile, the university says classes have resumed following the suspected suicide.

The university added it's saddened by the death and is assisting police with information.