Sitole called to explain how firearm entered Parliament after official's apparent suicide

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The Portfolio Committee on Police is expected to call national police commissioner Lieutenant General Kehla Sitole to explain a "lack of proper security measures at Parliament", following the death of a parliamentary precinct official, who apparently took his own life on Friday.

It is believed that the official shot himself in his office at 90 Plein Street at around 12:00.

This, after he apparently received news that his employment contract would not be renewed.

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Francois Beukman, said the incident raised serious questions about police deployment at Parliament, as well as procedures in place and the general operational readiness of SA Police Service (SAPS) members.
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...ent-after-officials-apparent-suicide-20180914
 

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Parliament chooses not to respond to ‘damaging statements’ surrounding parliamentary manager’s suicide

Parliament has chosen not to respond to the “damaging statements” surrounding the suicide of parliamentary manager Lennox Garane and his note saying it was a protest against 20 months of bullying.


“Parliament would prefer not to respond to damaging statements made following the funeral service held over the weekend in Mount Ayliff in the Eastern Cape‚” it said on Tuesday.


Garane‚ 57‚ shot himself in his office on September 14. He was a section manager in the international relations and protocol division.

His note was handed to mourners at a memorial service. Headed “It’s A Protest Suicide”‚ it described how his life became a misery after a former ANC MP was appointed as his manager.

Garane said he had submitted a grievance‚ but the man to whom the “unrepentant bully” reported had refused to consider it. He said parliament was “a political environment‚ which I interpreted as meaning political appointees ... were free to do as they wished with lives of those below them”.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/politic...s-surrounding-parliamentary-managers-suicide/
 
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