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Body found at the Voortrekker Monument

01 April 2015 - 09:59 By Times LIVE
The Voortrekker Monument. File photo
The Voortrekker Monument. File photo

A woman in her 50s was found dead at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria on Friday afternoon

According to the managing director of the monument Sonja Lombard, who spoke to the Rekord, the woman was found around 16:20 after a visitor had found a handbag.

Personnel found the woman's body on the lower level outside of the monument and her car parked on the premises

It was not clear whether the woman jumped, was pushed or fell, but the scene was immediately secured from visitors. “People could still enter the monument to get inside.”

An inquest docket was opened. “At this stage we don’t know how she died. Police are still continuing with investigations,” said Police spokesperson Captain Augustinah Selepe.