Deputy Chair, I was saying, ...
2) ... further notes that on the same day the Minister of Finance, Mr P Gordhan, issued a statement clarifying that -
(a) no amount of money had been paid by the government of South Africa to Swaziland;
(b) the negotiations between South Africa and Swaziland did not include R1,4 billion, as Mr Lees reported to the Council; and
c) the negotiations between South Africa and Swaziland were in fact over a possible loan of R2,4 billion, which had not been paid and no plans had been made to pay this amount or the R1,4 billion mentioned by hon Lees;
3) notes that the negotiations by authorities of the two countries are still under way;
4) takes this opportunity to reject with utter contempt the misleading statement made by hon Lees; and
5) resolves that hon Lees be asked to withdraw his statement and should he fail to do so, that this matter be referred to the Presiding Officers to investigate the factual inaccuracies in the motion moved by hon Lees and that they should report back to the House.