Parliament Employee Dies After He Shoots Himself

FILE: Parliament of South Africa in Cape Town. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

Parliament’s presiding officers have expressed shocked and sadness at the passing of a parliamentary official who allegedly took his own life at Parliament on Friday morning.

Parliament said in a statement that it is in the process of informing the deceased official’s family.

Presiding officers Baleka Mbete and Thandi Modise will visit the family.

There was drama at Parliament on Friday after an employee shot himself dead in his office.

Scores of shocked parliamentary officials gathered outside in the precinct soon after the news broke.

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