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Man dies after setting himself on fire at Montecasino

24 July 2016 - 22:03 By Buchule Raba

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

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.Read More: Montecasino takes flak for insensitive handling of suicideBusiness continues as usual‚ Montecasino told patrons this afternoon after a man killed himself on the premises‚ raising the ire of South Africans who expected a greater degree of sensitivity.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...

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