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A 57-year-old senior staff member at Parliament is believed to have shot himself on Friday 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, reports IOL

Ambulances and police descended on the parliamentary precinct, and first blocked off the parliamentary entrance to 90 Plein Street. This was later re-opened.

Paramedics and police are still on the second floor of the Plein Street building, and no information has yet been made available to the media.