Sandton City reopened for business on Thursday, hours after a woman had jumped to her death inside the shopping mall.
Sandton City: What we know about the woman
Distress calls rang out from the premium shopping centre on Wednesday evening, after eyewitnesses watched in horror as an unidentified woman took her own life by jumping from the top floor of of the multi-storey centre.
Emergency medical officials rushed to the scene to initiate resuscitation efforts but according to a statement released by the mall’s centre management, it was too late.
“Sandton City confirms that on 13 October 2021, at approximately 20:26 an individual jumped to their death. Emergency services responded to the scene immediately, but the individual has unfortunately been pronounced dead.
“The South African Police Service arrived at the scene shortly afterwards, with an investigation now underway. Sandton City Management sends its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased,” the statement read.
Sandton City confirms that on 13 October 2021, at approximately 20:26 an individual jumped to their death.— Sandton City (@SandtonCity) October 13, 2021
Emergency services responded to the scene immediately, but the individual has unfortunately been pronounced dead. 1/2
Details around the motive behind the woman’s actions are still unknown, at this stage. While information continues to trickle in, we now know that the victim was a 19-year-old matriculant.
Also, eyewitnesses who encountered the woman moments before her fatal fall claim she appeared distressed.
A very horrific thing happened in Sandton city right now, right in front of my eyes. I'm crying— A'Leah (@Nokubonga__) October 13, 2021
Police have yet to issue a statement with more details on the incident.
This is a developing story.