Cape Town parliamentary worker shoots himself over employment contract – report

 A parliamentary worker has apparently committed suicide near parliament in Cape Town today (Friday).

Emergency services have attended to the scene.

Insiders at 90 Plein Street allege the 57-year-old man who shot himself  had been upset about his employment contract not being renewed in the days leading up to his death.

The incident reportedly happened just after 11am in the precinct’s international relations section located on the building’s second floor.

Earlier on national police confirmed that the man was shot and killed in an office adjacent to the national legislature.

Police spokesperson Vish Naidoo said it appeared the employee was shot dead in his office.

Naidoo added: “At this stage we don’t have any evidence that suggests there was any foul play. It didn’t happen in Parliament but in an adjacent building on 90 Plein Street.”

Parliament said in a statement that they would assist the family to come to terms with the tragedy.

Various social media users and staffers were however curious about how the man could have managed to get a gun into what they believe was such a highly secured facility.

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