Parliament - Parliament’s police portfolio committee have called for a review of security measures at Parliament after a gun was brought onto the precinct with which a senior staffer is believed to have used to commit suicide.
Portfolio committee chairperson Francois Beukman said national Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole will have explain “the lack of proper security measures at Parliament following the shooting incident earlier today”.
Beukman said the incident raises serious questions regarding police deployment at Parliament, the procedures in place and the general operational readiness of police officers.
He added that Parliament is a national key point and the incident highlights weak access control and security screening.
“The portfolio committee is seriously concerned that the SAPS management failed to ensure that proper security measures are in place at Parliament,” said Beukman.