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Minister Bathabile Dlamini to explain grant payment crisis

Minister Bathabile Dlamini to explain grant payment crisis

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has until month end to justify her actions to the Constitutional Court, with regards to the social grant payment crisis.

She muct file an affidavit to explain why she shouldn't be held personally liable.

Justice Johan Barnes said; “There’s no indication on the papers before us that she showed any interest in Sassa’s progress before that, despite repeated warnings from advising council and CPS.

“Neither Sassa nor the minister took any steps to inform the court of the problems they were experiencing.”

The Constitutional Court has delivered stringent orders for both Sassa and Dlamini, saying independent experts will also monitor their progress to ensure grants are distributed in the future, EWN reports.

The current contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has been extended for a year.

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