An elderly man is said to have killed himself using a firecracker in a Pretoria court yesterday the 16th of January According to Tshwane Metro Police.

The man killed himself by putting the firecracker into his mouth and lighting it up. Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said in a statement that people saw him around 8am standing in the passage and taking out something which at that time they thought it was just a cigarette;

“At around 08:00, witnesses saw him standing in the passage and taking out something that they thought was a cigarette. He put it in his mouth and, when he lit it, it blew up in his face,”

“It was later found that he had blown himself up with fireworks. No one else was injured.” Mahamba said.