Man jumps to his death from 'suicide central'

2014-01-13 15:56
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Johannesburg - A man died after jumping from the 33rd floor of the Ponte apartment buildings in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, on Monday, Gauteng police said.

The man was 55, Constable Thabo Malatjie said.

Several suicides have occurred at the 54-storey building since its construction in 1975, but the exact figures are unknown.

At one point, Ponte was labelled "suicide central" as scores of people leapt to their deaths from its balconies.

"The reason [for him jumping] was still unknown, but an inquest docket has been opened," he said.
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