Hon Deputy Speaker, I rise to comment on the statement by the hon Hlengwa. My understanding of the matter is that the official in question has been suspended and we are assured that investigations are under way. We wish to thank the IEC for the swift manner in which they have responded in this regard.
I also want to take this opportunity to remind members of this august House that, indeed, the IEC employs thousands and thousands of people; "one swallow does not make a summer"! I think we must urge members and leaders to be tempered when we cast aspersions on a body as important as the IEC.
Likewise, I also wish to assure the hon member McIntosh that only once our investigations in relation to the matter that he raised have been completed, will we communicate both our findings and any possible action that we intend to take against any of our officials. We wish to reassure the hon member that if any of our officials is found to have acted improperly, we shall not hesitate to throw the proverbial book at him or her. Thank you. [Applause.]