By Mbali Sibiya
Seven people have been confirmed dead after the City York building caught ablaze in the Johannesburg CBD, emergency services said.
One of the victims died when he jumped from the burning building.
It is unclear from which floor the man jumped, Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson Nana Radebe said.
She said four other people, who had been stuck on the building’s roof, were saved.
The fire brigade used a ladder to remove the individuals, Radebe said.
She said the fire has been brought under control and emergency services were examining the building to ensure all residents had been brought to safety.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.