A parliamentary official committed suicide on the Parliamentary precinct shortly after midday on Friday.The man, in his fifties, shot himself in his office on the second floor of the 90 Plein Street building.This happened while Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana was addressing the portfolio committee in the adjacent Marks Building.Incident at 90 Plein Street building on Parliamentary complex, ambulances and police. Unconfirmed reports of a man wielding a gun, threatening suicide @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/g5hSXAzDmG— Jan Gerber (@gerbjan) September 14, 2018Minutes after the shooting several police vehicles and two ambulances were on the scene, as parliamentary staff expressed their shock and concern about how a firearm entered the precinct.Parliamentary staff who was in 90 Plein concerned about how a weapon entered the building and some says they will all need trauma councilling @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/qQD4vKb8rE— Jan Gerber (@gerbjan) September 14, 2018"Parliament’s Presiding Officers are shocked and saddened at the passing away this morning (Friday) of a parliamentary official who allegedly took his own life at Parliament, reads a statement from Parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo."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. Necessary assistance is being arranged to help them to come to terms with the tragedy.""Further details will be provided once the family has been informed," Mothapo said.The ANC said in a statement that it was shocked by what had happened. "This incident also raises concerns around our security systems in Parliament, in particular, how the firearm that was used got into the precinct of parliament undetected and breached our security. This matter is being investigated to ensure that it does not happen again in future," ANC Chief Whip, comrade Jackson Mthembu said. Mthembu said the ANC sends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased official.