Picture: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Ancy (ANA)

Cape Town –  A 57-year-old senior staff member at Parliament is believed to have shot himself just after midday on the second floor at inside the parliamentary precinct at 90 Plein Street. 

According to insiders, he had been agitated because his contract for employment had not been renewed. 
Ambulances and police descended on the parliamentary precinct, and first blocked off the parliamentary entrance to 90 Plein Street. This was later re-opened.

Picture: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Ancy (ANA)
P aramedics and police are still on the second floor of the Plein Street building, and no information has yet been made available to the media. 
* This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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