Probe under way after woman falls to her death at Sandton City

It’s understood the woman jumped from the eighth floor of the packed shopping centre on Wednesday with some shoppers witnessing the incident.

FILE: Management at Sandton City has requested that footage of the alleged suicide be removed from social media platforms. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police are investigating an alleged suicide after a woman jumped to her death inside Sandton City Mall.

It’s understood the woman jumped from the eighth floor of the packed shopping centre on Wednesday with some shoppers witnessing the incident.

The police's Mavele Masondo said she was declared dead on the scene by paramedics.

“Police have opened an inquest docket for investigation after a woman allegedly jumped from the eighth floor at Sandton City Mall.”

Meanwhile, management at Sandton City has requested that footage of the alleged suicide be removed from social media platforms.

If this article has raised issues for you or if you’re concerned about someone you know, call the South African Depression and Anxiety Group’s Suicide Crisis Line on 0800 567 567.

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