He agreed with other MPs in the programme committee that more probing was needed to get to the bottom of what actually happened.
The joint standing committee on intelligence (JSCI), for instance, has already applied to conduct its own inquiry relating specifically to intelligence issues. The committee generally meets behind closed doors, as it deals with sensitive and classified information.
This is one of the reasons Frolick highlighted for objecting to a joint inquiry by the security cluster oversight committees.
“You can't put all these committees together, as you may as well inform certain people that will require certain information and you can send that information to members of parliament who have been vetted in the JSCI.”
Frolick, who joined the police portfolio committee on its visit to Gauteng, added that while a senior police delegation was present to answer questions, there were more questions than answers and that is why a parliamentary inquiry was needed, specifically in terms of issues surrounding the police.
“There are very worrying issues that came to the fore in that discussion,” he said.
A number of MPs called for an oversight inquiry to interrogate the events of July because the matter was in the public interest and because of the outrage it caused due to loss of life and property.
A joint sitting of parliament will then be convened “to denounce and condemn all forms of violence as they have impacted both socially and economically negatively on the nation”, according to ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina.
Joemat-Pettersson did not respond to request for comment.