Statement from East Rand Mall, Friday, 20 April 2018
In response to an incident that occurred elsewhere, suspects led the SAPS in a vehicle chase that ended at East Rand Mall at approximately 12.30pm, which resulted in two suspects being arrested, one of whom was shot and injured by the police. We are deeply saddened to report that a responding security guard was fatally shot during the confrontation, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones. The safety of our shoppers, tenants and employees is our first priority. The mall has closed to facilitate the police investigation. We are giving the SAPS our full support, and will be open again as soon as the SAPS conclude their work.