Parliamentary official takes his own life at Parliament

13:49 (GMT+2) Fri, 14 Sep 2018

Parliament's Presiding Officers have confirmed that one of its officials had allegedly taken his own life at Parliament on Friday.

In a brief statement, Parliamentary spokesperson, Molotho Mothapo, said that Parliament is in the process of informing the deceased official's family and the Presiding Officers will visit them.

"The incident has, obviously, caused trauma and distress among parliament's members of staff and the institution as a whole," he said.

Mothapo said the "necessary assistance is being arranged to help them to come to terms with the tragedy".