On Friday morning, a senior staff member took his life in Parliament- allegedly because his contract was not renewed.
News of the suicide of a Parliament member shook social media on Friday. According to reports, the official, whose identity is yet to be revealed, shot himself in Parliament.
Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux took to the social media platform to share the official statement of Parliament, which confirms the suicide.
"Parliament's statement on senior staffer who shot himself after his contract for employment had not been renewed," Man's Not Barry Roux captioned the post.
Briefly.co.za gathered the post sparked a massive reaction from social media users, who attempted to explain why the Parliament member felt he had no reason left to live.
Social media user @ma_nhlanhla commented, "this should be the lesson to SA that depression does exist, thats what young people are going through..the unemployment and fees to education are really the main reason!!!"
Sivuyile Matshaya, who goes by the Twitter handle @sivu_matshaya, added: "I guess he didn't wanna be in unemployment stats."
Another tweep, @abrammminakwena, wrote: "The fear of loosing employment is real, trust me I know."
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