South Africa Policeman Shoots Self at Mandela Home

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Police say an officer guarding former President Nelson Mandela's home shot and killed himself outside the anti-apartheid leader's Johannesburg house Saturday.

Police spokesman Sally De Beer says Mandela was home at the time of the apparent suicide. She says Mandela was never in danger. The officer was assigned to guard the perimeter of the house and was not part of the former president's body guard.

De Beer says the officer shot himself in the guardhouse outside the home.

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