“The investigation indicates that members' attitude to the rules, not the rules, seemed to be a problem. Baloyi-Mere recommended that the speaker holds a meeting with all the chief whips to ensure that all public representatives comply with, and abide by, the rules of parliament,” said Mothapo.
“The report also recommended that during any given sitting of parliament, there should be an adequate number of female PPS personnel present, even though there might be other committees that conduct oversight work outside parliament also requiring their services. This is based on the investigator's observation that, during the scuffle, there was no adequate capacity from the female component of the PPS members to effectively handle the removal of EFF female MPs. The investigator observed that female PPS members were clearly overpowered by female members of the EFF.”
The report recommended that MPs accord respect to the PPS personnel, said Mothapo.