According to the Democratic Alliance’s Bridget Masango (MP DA Shadow Minister of Social Development) the Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini is doing all she can to keep the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) in charge of distribution of the social grants..
This follows the departure of the SASSA CEO Thokozani Magwaza on Monday after he was given a handshake and threatened.
“The sudden resignation of SASSA CEO is yet another damning indication of the toxic influence that Minister Bathabile Dlamini has on SASSA and the Department of Social Development (DSD).” said the DA Shadow Minister of Social Development in her statement..
Magwaza is the second senior official, after former DSD DG, Zane Dangor, who was coerced into resigning after his family’s safety was threatened.
Bridget Masango said herparty is gravely concerned about Magwaza’s departure as he has played an important role in finding an alternative service provider in line with the Constitutional Court deadline of 31 March 2018.
“The relationship between Dlamini and Magwaza was severely strained by Dlamini’s insistence to establishing the irregular workstreams and ensuring the continuation of the lucrative CPS contract.”
The DA said it is to write to the Minister to demand that she provides the reasons as to why Magwaza resigned.
“This entire debacle has been constructed by Dlamimi and is yet another example of the Minister’s dodgy way of running the Department to the detriment of millions of South Africans.”