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The Gauteng health’s armoured ambulance seen in front of the Telkom Tower in Hillbrow, Johannesburg on New Year’s Eve.
A massive presence comprising police and emergency services in the inner city of Johannesburg made for an unusually quiet New Year’s Eve.
Gauteng’s emergency teams were at full force on Sunday evening in preparation for the debauchery that had become synonymous with Hillbrow on New Year’s Eve.
Areas in the dense inner city were known to celebrate the new year by throwing out their old furniture onto the streets below. Neighbouring buildings would launch firecrackers at each other – and the bangs related to the fireworks were often peppered with actual gunfire.
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