Mr Chairman, what are we doing here? For the third time in a row we are adopting a Bill which we know to be unconstitutional, which we know to be unpopular, which we know to be retrograde to the will of the people of South Africa and all the building blocks of our society.
Why are we doing it? It's a recurring question which is yet to be answered. It is not in the tradition of the ANC. It is not in the tradition of the liberation movement. It is not in the tradition of the IFP. It is not in the tradition of the Democratic Party or the United Democratic Front. This Bill is only in the political tradition of that which no longer exists, which is the National Party. [Interjections.]
We are re-enacting a page that only the National Party could have written, and it is retrograde to the political tradition of all the parties which have now brought this country to democracy and are trying to build a new constitutional order. That is what we are doing. How are we going about doing it? We are doing it in the most surreptitious way.
Before you, you have a report, which the relevant party states - sorry, I no longer have the energy I used to have - abouth which the committee further decided that it was unable to agree to the inclusion of the report or the letter by the IFP, which actually misrepresented events or the proceedings and positions taken by the members of the committee. [Interjections.]