Man who allegedly jumped off bridge onto Cape Town highway not yet identified

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Officials diverted traffic after the incident.
Officials diverted traffic after the incident.
Duncan Alfreds, News24

A man who allegedly jumped off a Cape Town bridge onto a busy highway has yet to be identified.

Western Cape police on Thursday said a culpable homicide case had been opened following the incident on Wednesday afternoon.

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City of Cape Town traffic services spokesperson Maxine Bezuidenhout said the man jumped off the bridge in Hindle Road onto the R300 south at about 14:00.

He was hit by a car and died at the scene, she confirmed.

Traffic was diverted along the left and right shoulders past the scene, and the highway was reopened at 18:30.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed the incident.

"The deceased man is unidentified at this stage," she said.

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