A patient at Bloemfontein's Universitas Academic Hospital died when she jumped from a window and fell several storeys in an apparent suicide, the Volksblad newspaper reported yesterday.
Police suspect that Lehah Oliphant, 46, from Kimberley, had jumped either from the 10th storey hospital window or from the sixth storey window of a doctor's rooms.
Oliphant had been a patient at the hospital's neurology unit since April, according to the report.
She went missing from the sixth floor at about 8pm on Saturday.
Hospital personnel searched for Oliphant. When they could not find her, they notified the police, who found her. - Sapa