Lennox Garane, 57, had become incensed, according to his colleagues, because his employment contract had not been renewed.
Nehawu’s Parliament branch chairperson Sthembiso Tembe said despite initial calls for security to be reviewed at the parliamentary precinct, after a gun was sneaked in, there were deeper issues at play.
“The issue of security is one that is a major concern for us (as a union). Last year, we had three or four break-ins. There were two at the National Council of Provinces, one at the SABC offices, and another one on the fourth floor of 90 Plein Street,” said Tembe.
On Wednesday, Parliament’s police portfolio committee was expected to grill National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole over security breaches at the institution.