Security guards who work at the Cape Town International Airport are shocked after a man committed suicide at the parking area of the airport. The incident happened on Sunday 21 May in the afternoon.
According to a Ezitshisayo source, the man was dropped by a blue Toyota which left him by the airport. Security guards saw him walking towards the lifts but they didn’t suspect that he was up to something.
Our source said the man went to the lift and went to the fourth floor. “He arrived there at 13:58 and stood at the fourth-floor parking lot for about 10 minutes as he jumped off at 14:08. When he was standing on there nobody really thought he was contemplating taking on his life,” the source said.
Airports Company South Africa(ACSA) spokesperson Gopolang Peme confirmed the incident. “Airports Company South Africa can confirm that a male commuter at Cape Town International Airport jumped off a building today (21/05) and unfortunately died as a result of injuries sustained. Paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement agencies who are based 24/7 at CTIA were immediately called to the scene to help deal with the situation. Upon arrival, the medical team immediately declared the commuter deceased,” said Peme.
Speaking about the unfortunate incident, the CEO of ACSA, Mpumi Mpofu, sent her condolences to the family. “This is an extremely unfortunate incident, and we are sorry for their tragic loss. We wish the family strength during this difficult period,” said Mpofu.
Peme said the airport continued to operate normally, and flight operations were not interrupted as a result of this incident.
“Airports Company South Africa will continue to prioritize the safety of all passengers across our airports,” Peme added.