The DA has opened a criminal case against ex-minister Bathabile Dlamini. The opposition party claims that the former Social Development Minister failed to report knowledge of corruption in her SASSA debacle to police.
The Democratic Alliance has pressed criminal charges against Bathabile Dlamini for failing to report corruption to authorities.
The former minister had resigned from Parliament after failing to make the cut into President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet, Briefly.co.za reported.
The DA had given Dlamini two days to report the matter to police after penning a resignation letter jam-packed with claims of dodgy relationships to the wives of ANC members with social grant distributor, Cash Paymaster Services.
DA MP Bridget Masango reported the matter at the Cape Town central police station, commenting that:
“We believe that the minister did not do her job well because there were many opportunities that she would have had to report this issue to the police station while she was the minister of social development.”
EWN reports that the party had based their move on Section 34 of the Corrupt Activities Act, which clearly states that any individual who suspects corruption has the duty to report it to the police.
In 2018, the opposition party had opened a perjury case against the ex-minister, for lying under oath during a probe into the social grants debacle.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!