Hon members, I would like to clear the air before I close. Mr Harris, you used Rule 36. Please, take a seat; we are not in court. Rule 36 provides the Chair with the discretion, firstly, to rule a member addressing the Chair out of order if that member, despite warnings from the Chair, persists in irrelevant or repetitive arguments.
I appeal to members to understand the Rules before attempting to use them. I did not warn the hon Sibande about irrelevant or repetitive arguments, therefore I had no reason to rule him out of order. In summary, hon Harris's basis for his point of order was flawed, and I ruled accordingly.
The hon Lees asked me to rule on the point of order after I had read out Rule 36. I would like to express my utmost disappointment in the behaviour of the two members.
I would also like to caution that, in future, if hon members do not adhere to the decorum of the House and respect the authority of the Chair, I may feel compelled to use Rule 37 or Rule 38. Thank you.