According to News24, A woman aged 45 is said to have committed suicide after jumping from the fifth floor with her five-year-old child in Hillbrow yesterday, Johannesburg Metro Police Department said.

JMPD spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said the woman held the child in her arms and jumped from their apartment balcony on the fifth floor.

The incident happened at around 16:00 on Sunday on the corner of Claim and Leyds street.

As at the time of this report, no credible reason for her  motive have been known.