CAPE TOWN – A security guard wounded in Monday's hostage drama in Nyanga died in hospital.
An attempted armed robbery at a retailer resulted in a day-long standoff between suspects and police.
The 25-year-old guard was wounded during a shoot out before the police’s elite Special Task Force, managed to get into the premises.
Other officers worked late into the night combing the Nyanga area, for any further threats.
Later in the evening, at least 10 hostages were released unharmed.
A Special Task Force with a hostage negotiator has been sent in to Nyanga junction. The situation there is still under SAPS control. pic.twitter.com/0ps5ZAJUST— RSA Min of Police (@MbalulaFikile) May 1, 2017
We condemn mall robberies - criminals must not hijack public spaces our people use. Nyanga Junction is under police presence— RSA Min of Police (@MbalulaFikile) May 1, 2017
-- Additional reporting: eNCA
African News Agency