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Polokwane man dares to jump off Shoprite roof after shooting girlfriend [video]

Andile Sicetsha - 06.05.2021

After he allegedly shot his girlfriend and child, this man attempted to take his own life by jumping off the rooftop of a Shoprite in Polokwane.

A large crowd of onlookers swarmed outside a Shoprite supermarket in central Polokwane, to witness a man’s daring attempt to take his own life after he had allegedly shot his girlfriend and child, on Thursday.

Watch: Polokwane man scales Shoprite roof after shooting girlfriend

The dramatic scenes that took place on Market Street were caught on camera by passers-by who, on their way in and around the shopping district, were gob-smacked by the sight of a manly figure standing on the edge of the building’s roof.

Details around the incident have not yet been confirmed by law enforcement authorities in Polokwane. However, according to eyewitness accounts, the man had resorted to attempting a deathly jump off the Shoprite building after he had allegedly shot his girlfriend and child.

It’s said that the man, whose identity remains unknown, was blinded by rage after he had learned of his girlfriend’s alleged infidelity. His solution? Well, the allegations are that he tried to ‘off’ his partner and child.

Here is footage of the attempted jump that was posted by an onlooker on social media:

Did he actually jump? – Here’s what we know

More eyewitnesses came forward to confirm that the man’s attempt to take his own life was quelled and that he was placed under arrest.

twur attempts to get a statement from Polokwane police were unsuccessful at the time this article was published. Thus, it’s presumed that the man is facing criminal charges for his alleged murder attempt.

This is a developing story.