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A man has died after setting himself alight at Montecasino in northern Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon.

The scene at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannebsurg on 24 July 2016 after a man set himself alight on the premises. Image by: Buchule Raba
The scene at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannebsurg on 24 July 2016 after a man set himself alight on the premises.
Image by: Buchule Raba

Tsogo Sun Group Communications’ Priya Naidoo said an incident involving a possible suicide‚ involving a man who set himself alight at the entrance‚ before the security checkpoint of Montecasino‚ has been reported to the South African Police Service‚ who are currently investigating.

“Emergency services are also on the scene and precautionary measures were immediately taken to ensure the safety of visitors. Our thoughts are with the family and friends”‚ said Naidoo.

On Sunday evening red tape was still visible at the Casino‚ preventing access from the Monte Casino Clinic elevators to level 4.

Cleaners were wearing masks and appeared to be cleaning the area.

Customers were still dining‚ seemingly relaxed.

Gauteng Police spokesperson Tsekiso Mofokeng confirmed that they have opened an inquest docket.

Times Live

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