Spectators live-tweet alleged suicide attempt in Cape Town

South African netizens question use of social media during #CivicCentreMan emergency in the city.

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  1. The identity of the man is still unknown, but discussion over his motives took off on Twitter. Others used the hashtag to ridicule the attention focused on the situation, with some even calling for the man to jump. Many condemned those tweets and discussed the users' lack of mental health awareness: 
  2. Others criticised Twitter users for their irresponsible tweets, saying they were dangerous during an urgent situation. 
  3. Thanks to our Stream community members for sharing this story with us on Twitter. 
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