- Bathabile Dlamini announced her resignation this week in an eight-page letter
- In it, she took several swipes at the ANC
- She slammed the party's treatment of women, among other issues
Former Department of Social Development minister, Bathabile Dlamini announced her resignation as a member of Parliament this week.
She was the latest in a string of former ministers to do so.
She made her announcement in a letter which featured extensive criticism of the ANC.
In the letter, Dlamini praised the ANC Women's League, but said that the party itself was not yet ready to be led by women. She also slammed the party for allegedly abandoning some of its traditions, saying that "many behaviours are creeping into the ANC and we have not been addressing them".
Additionally, Dlamini alleged that certain members of the party's NEC believe that they are superior to President Ramaphosa and the party's secretary-general, Ace Magashule, according to Dispatch Live.
Dlamini also took a jab at Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. She accuses Gordhan of working behind the scenes with banks during the Sassa saga, when Gordhan asked banks to pay out grants as the Post Office lacked the capability to do so.
However, Dlamini herself has been accused of contributing to the Sassa debacle. It is alleged that she was responsible for Sassa not being able to deliver grants, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
As a result, the Constitutional Court ruled that Dlamini was reckless and grossly negligent because she failed to disclose information relating to her involvement in the debacle.
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