Controversial Bathabile Dlamini cut from Cabinet, will continue as MP

Controversial Bathabile Dlamini cut from Cabinet, will continue as MP

- Bathabile Dlamini will not be returning to Ramaphosa's Cabinet

- This comes as she faces allegations of extensive mismanagement

- The DA appears determined to continue to press charges against Dlamini

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Former Minister of Women, Bathabile Dlamini, will not be returning to government as a part of Cyril Ramaphosa's new government.

However, she will continue to serve as an MP.

Dlamini leaves office with allegations of mismanagement still hanging over her.

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Dlamini has been replaced as Minister for Women by Maite Nkoane-Mashabane, who previously played a role in overseeing land reform.

While Dlamini is gone from the Cabinet, there are still many questions regarding her alleged mismanagement while in office. A Parliamentary hearing had revealed that she misspent public funds and abused her authority, according to The South African.

Indeed, under Dlamini's leadership irregular expenditure totalled more than R1 billion. Additionally, more than 600 cases of maladministration were opened against her and her ministry.

Dlamini herself has been accused of misusing state funds, such as when she spent R2 million from public coffers on security for her children.

In addition, there are allegations that Dlamini and South African Social Security Agency CEO Pearl Bhengu collaborated to abuse the Department of Social Development's emergency funding system. 

Reportedly, they did this in part by inflating costs for bedding and blankets, among other necessities, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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As a result, Dlamini's exit from Cabinet will likely not be the end of these scandals, as the DA appears to be determined to press charges against her.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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