DA gives Bathabile Dlamini 48 hours to come clean on SASSA corruption

DA gives Bathabile Dlamini 48 hours to come clean on SASSA corruption

Bathabile Dlamini might be a private citizen after resigning from her position as a member of the National Assembly, but that doesn't mean that the DA is finished with her. The opposition party has given the former minister 48 hours to come forward with any knowledge of corruption.

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Yesterday saw former minister Bathabile Dlamini tendering her resignation as a Member of Parliament, but the Democratic Alliance isn't ready to let bygones be bygones just yet.

The opposition party has given Dlamini 48 hours to report any information she has on corruption in her social grants saga to police.

In an 8-page resignation letter, Dlamini had claimed to have been aware of certain ANC members' wives who were involved in questionable relations with Cash Paymaster Services, which distributed the social grants.

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The DA says the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act clearly states that anyone who is aware of corruption is bound to report the matter to authorities.

Bridget Masango, DA MP, urged the former minister to report her allegations, lest she wished to be charged herself:

"When she refers to things that happened at Sassa and then makes allegations that there are people whose wives benefited from this, our point is that she was the minister of the department that had Sassa as one of its institutions, so she was supposed to have done something about it."

The DA revealed that it had already laid perjury charges against Dlamini, intending to have her prosecuted for lying under oath at the inquiry into the grant crisis, reports Eyewitness News.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that Dlamini had joined a growing list of former ministers who had opted out of serving as ordinary MPs, including former Tourism Minister Derrick Hanekom.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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