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Public Protector to probe the Social Development Minister

Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini
Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini

The Public Protector, Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini for willing-fully misleading Parliament.

Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has granted the Democratic Aliance’s request to probe Minister Bathabile Dlamini, for wilfully misleading Parliament on the Social Grant issue.

The party believes that Dlamini breached the Executive Ethics Code when she delivered her 2016 budget vote speech in Parliament.

Dlamini told the National Assembly that SASSA would be ready to institutionalise the distribution of social grants come 1st April 2017. Yet, less than a year later, SASSA officials informed Parliament’s Social Development Committee that SASSA had failed to procure an alternative service provider.

Last month, Zane Dangor and Thokozani Magwaza filed damning affidavits with the Constitutional Court claiming that She, knew since 2015 that SASSA would not be ready to distribute social grants.

 

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