Order! Hon members, I now come to a matter relating to a letter I received earlier today from hon Mabe, requesting an opportunity to give a personal explanation in regard to an incident that occurred in the National Assembly on 16 September 2014.
Assembly Rule 69(2) states that:
A member may, with the prior consent of the presiding officer, ... explain matters of a personal nature, but such matters may not be debated, and the member shall confine himself or herself strictly to the vindication of his or her own conduct ...
I will now allow the member the opportunity as requested. Hon Mabe, please proceed.