Parliament shocked by death of employee who allegedly shot himself

A senior parliamentary official has allegedly took his own life on Friday morning.

Parliament’s presiding officer expressed their shock and sadness at the news of the passing of the official.

In a statement, Parliament says it will be visiting the family to pay their respects.

What we do know is that he was alone in his office in parliament. Employees that I spoke to say they just heard one gunshot and that was it.

Babalo Ndenze, EWN Reporter

What we also know is that there was a contractual issue with the employee and parliament. He was on contract and that apparently had not been renewed.

Babalo Ndenze, EWN Reporter

The SACP says it is a labour matter and parliament should have done better to sort the matter out. There were warnings and red flags that this person was suicidal and nothing was done.

Babalo Ndenze, EWN Reporter

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