Deputy President, I welcome your response and I want to clarify the fact that the matter about the use of the police is, in fact, not yet before the court at this stage.
I think it is also important to note the fact that the Constitution makes provision in section 91(4) that the Leader of Government Business is responsible for the affairs of the national executive in Parliament. We cannot debate the fact that the police and the use of security agencies and signal devices form part of the executive.
I would, as a point of interest, like to find out when, in fact, was the Deputy President informed? Secondly, there was the removal of the entire caucus. It was not just members who were speaking on the day who were asked to leave, but there was the removal of the entire caucus from this House.
I hear the guarantee of the Deputy President. However, I would like to know more specifically whether or not, in future going forward, should similar conditions prevail - that is, I am raising a point of order and asking the question - the Deputy President will be willing in the same conditions to give a guarantee that the use of the same extraordinary security measures such as police action, signal devices and the removal of members, in fact, not be allowed in this House.
I would like to get a guarantee from the Deputy President to ensure that that never takes place, noting his constitutional obligation on this matter. Thank you very much. [Applause.]
MOTLATSA PRESIDENTE: Mme Mmusakgotla, ke dumela gore rre o utlwile karabo yame. Ke tlhalositse fa kgang e, e le kwa kgotlatshekelo. Fa go ntse jaalo, ga go kgonagale gore ke bue ka kgang e e tshwerweng ke kgotlatshekelo. Ke kopa gore Moeteledipele wa Lekokokganetso a amogele gore nka se kgone go araba potso e gonne e kwa kgotlatshekelo. Ke a leboga. [Legofi.] (Translation of Setswana paragraph follows.)
[The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Hon Speaker, I believe that the hon member heard my answer. I explained that this matter is sub judice and therefore it is impossible for me to discuss it. I will emphasise to the Leader of the Opposition that I cannot answer that question as the matter is still sub judice. [Thank you.] [Applause.]]