The meeting began late. The Committee secretary announced that the Chairperson, Mr Mdakane, was attending another meeting. The secretary called for nominations for an acting Chairperson. Mr Masondo (ANC) and Mr Hlengwa (IFP) were nominated, but both received four votes.
Mr. Hlengwa (IFP) expressed frustration at being unable to participate fully in the deliberations due to the position his party had taken on the Bill. He lamented that he was in the circumstances unable to meet his study group for this purpose.