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People say Menlyn Mall needs cleansing after this happened twice in one month

A 29-year-old man has fallen to his death from an upper floor of Menlyn Park shopping centre in Pretoria. Menlyn mall centre general manager Nisha Kemraj said the man was a visitor to the mall, "At this time, we can confirm that an unaccompanied male fell from the upper levels of Cavendish Court to the levels below this morning." Paramedics were immediately called to the scene after the incident. They stabilised the patient on-site before moving him to a nearby hospital. He was declared dead upon arrival. Apparently the guy was okay shopping around he got a call after that he committed suicide.

This is a second mysterious death at the same mall in a space of three weeks. On 7 July, a 31-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after he fell from the top floor at Menlyn Mall. An inquest docket has been opened with SAPS for investigation at Brooklyn police station.

Several people suspect that there may be some evil spirit at the mall that may be responsible for the mysterious deaths. "It's that time of year again, there will be several suicides there.. The ghost demand their sacrifice", a Twitter user said.

@Nokulun66 Menlyn needs to be cleansed. Too much bad energy. It's so sad.

On this day last month a white lady also did the same thing on the spot they must be cleansing there. It's not ok.

But it appears the people who recently died there committed suicide. There's absolutely nothing wrong with Menlyn. If someone is suicidal, they'll always find a way to out themselves, with or without Menlyn or any other tall building. There was another incident like this just a month ago. Perhaps the mall needs to think about installing some sort of safety measure to prevent this - netting or something?

If this death was suicide, we need to raise serious awareness around depression. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.

Symptoms and patterns

During a depressive episode, the person experiences depressed mood (feeling sad, irritable, empty) or a loss of pleasure or interest in activities, for most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks. Several other symptoms are also present, which may include poor concentration, feelings of excessive guilt or low self-worth, hopelessness about the future, thoughts about dying or suicide, disrupted sleep, changes in appetite or weight, and feeling especially tired or low in energy. 

If you ever experience such symptoms, seek help. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group offers free counseling. You can contact a counsellor between 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday.

Call: 011 234 4837 / Fax Number: 011 234 8182. For A Suicidal Emergency Contact Us On 0800 567 567. 24hr Helpline 0800 456 789


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