She said Steenhuisen and some other DA MPs were prevented from entering the precinct in contravention of the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliaments and Provincial Legislatures Act.
Section 7(c) of this act states a person may not "threaten or obstruct a member proceeding to or going from a meeting of Parliament or a House or committee". "Sit down! Sit down!" ANC MPs yelled why she spoke, but Modise allowed her to continue.
EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi also stood up and said it also happened to some of their members.