Man threatens suicide on CT Civic Centre rooftop

A man threatens to jump down from the 23-storey rooftop of the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday, 16 January 2014. The man was later lured off the building and taken to safety. Photo: SAPA / Nardus Engelbrecht

CAPE TOWN - A man, thought to be suicidal, is causing drama in Cape Town. Agitated and forlorn, the man has been captured on camera walking along the edge of the Civic Centre's 26-storey rooftop.

Bystanders have been posting updates on social media site Twitter. The incident has even resulted in the hashtag #CivicCentre to trend online.

Uncertainty over the man's intentions are causing some people to turn nasty.


More reports to follow.






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