- Controversial politician Bathabile Dlamini was axed as a minister when President Cyril Ramaphosa opted to exclude her from Cabinet
- However, a new report has revealed that Dlamini has returned once more to public service
- The former minister has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Social Housing Regulatory Authority interim board
ANC Women's League president and ex-minister Bathabile Dlamini has resumed work for the government once more.
Briefly.co.za reported that citizens applauded the move that saw her ousted from Parliament by President Cyril Ramaphosa, but it seems the hiatus was short-lived.
Mail & Guardian reports that Dlamini is currently serving on the Social Housing Regulatory Authority interim board as chairperson.
The board is tasked will solving South Africa's social housing challenges with a R1 billion alleged budget to establish projects in this regard.
At the time of her removal, there had been speculation that the former social development minister would return to assume a diplomatic post.
The Democratic Alliance had responded to the rumours by sending a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, promising to take legal action if she was reinstated:
“It would seem ambassador positions are reserved for those politicians who have failed their country and who have been proven to be guilty of misconduct, inter alia, during their term of service in high executive office."
Last year the Constitutional Court had held Dlamini liable for 20% of the legal costs incurred in the SASSA grants debacle in her personal capacity.
Human settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu had appointed Dlamini to the new position, reports TimesLIVE.
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