Parly staffer shoots himself after contract not renewed – report

Sep 14th, 2018 Tamryn Christians 797 Views

CAPE TOWN: A 57-year-old senior staffer at Parliament is believed to have shot himself just after 11 am on the second floor at 90 Plein Street.

Paramedics confirmed that the man had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The incident happened at Parliament’s International Relations section which is located on the second floor.

According to insiders, the man had been agitated because his contract for employment had not been renewed.

An official at Parliament has also highlighted the security breach as staffers questioned how a gun could be brought into the precinct.

The man, from the Eastern Cape, is believed to have entered the building through the underground parking. Tamryn Christians/ANA