UPDATE: Security guard in Nyanga hostage drama dies

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Roads around Nyanga junction were cordoned during a standoff between police and armed robbers.

Roads around Nyanga junction were cordoned during a standoff between police and armed robbers.

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Roads around Nyanga junction were cordoned during a standoff between police and armed robbers.

Roads around Nyanga junction were cordoned during a standoff between police and armed robbers.

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.

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-- Additional reporting: eNCA