The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: It is this government more than any government that I know, that has ever existed in this country that is very strong on all the issues that you mentioned, like responsibility, accountability and doing the right thing. So, this is what defines the ANC, the government that currently governs this country. Thank you very much.
Mr S C MNCWABE: Hon Chair, Deputy President, has the government not created a dangerous precedent by overriding the rule of law for political reasons and giving effect to the concept of: “Some are equal but some are more equal than others?” Our Constitution guarantees in section 9 that all are equal before the law. What steps can the government take to redeem itself in the eyes of the ordinary South Africans and restore our faith in section 9 of the Constitution which guarantees equality before the law? Thank you.
The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: The government will continue to state and repeat that all the people of our country are equal before the law, and that nobody may be treated better than any other, or in a much more favourable way than any other South African. So, we are all subject to equal treatment without any favour and without any privileges being loaded on anyone else. That, I am able to confirm and that is what drives us as the governing party of this country. Thank you very much.