Hon Chairperson, Mr Lowe, as he said, has been a member of this portfolio committee for two months, during which time he has missed virtually all the meetings of the portfolio committee.
With regard to the few offices that he has visited, I wish to assure you, hon member, that we have visited even more offices than you would have dreamed of visiting during the last two months that you have been an absentee member of the Portfolio Committee of Home Affairs.
The programmes of the Minister of Home Affairs are not determined by you, sir, and therefore the Minister is busy with other responsibilities. Fortunately, she has a Deputy Minister and that is why I am answering the questions on her behalf. [Applause.]