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Police probe Montecasino suicide

An unidentified man doused himself with petrol just outside a security checkpoint yesterday.

Red tape was put around the area where a man doused himself with petrol and set himself alight at the Montecasino in Johannesburg on Sunday 24 July 2016. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police are appealing to anyone with information on the identity of a man who set himself alight at Montecasino, in northern Johannesburg, to come forward as investigations continue.

Centre management says the man doused himself with petrol just outside a security checkpoint yesterday.

He was declared dead on the scene.

The police's Tsekiso Mofokeng says, "We would appeal to the community and his family members to come forward and assist the police with information that can lead to the finalisation of the case."

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