- The DA is so determined to prevent Bathabile Dlamini from being appointed in a diplomatic position, that they are willing to sue
- The opposition party wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa, threatening to take the matter to court should Dlamini be deployed
- This comes as rumours abound that the former minister might be appointed as an ambassador for SA
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The Democratic Alliance does not want former minister Bathabile Dlamini to be employed as an ambassador for South Africa's foreign service.
BusinessLIVE reports that the opposition party has penned a word of warning to President Cyril Ramaphosa that he would be facing a lawsuit if he should appoint her.
International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor had given a vague answer to a DA-posed question in Parliament over Dlamini's political future, raising the suspicion that she was indeed in line for a new position.
In the letter addressed to the President, the DA argued that this possible new job for Dlamini is cause for concern:
“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."
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The party appealed to Ramaphosa to 'apply his mind rationally' when it came to appointing his ambassadors, slamming Dlamini as 'reckless and grossly negligent'.
Nothing less than the President's promise that the former minister will not be appointed will be able to sway the DA from pursuing legal action:
“We, therefore, request that you urgently provide us with confirmation that you will not appoint Bathabile Dlamini in any diplomatic position in the employ of the SA foreign service.We further wish to inform you that our client intends to embark on litigation should you not confirm the above."
Briefly.co.za reported that Dlamini, president of the ANCWL, had recently been shunned by protestors gathered during the Sandton Shutdown.
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