Bathabile Dlamini

This is according to the DA’s Shadow Minister of Social Development, Bridget Masango who said Dlamini should do the honourable thing and resign. President Cyril Ramaphosa will face mounting pressure if he doesn’t fire Bathabile Dlamini by Friday.

Masango was speaking after laying a charge of perjury against Dlamini for allegedly lying to the Constitutional Court and a charge of gross negligence at the Joburg Central Police Station.

Bridget Masango

“Please just do the right thing and release the Minister,” said Masango. “We have given the president until Friday to fire the minister given the harshness, scathing and very strong judgment handed down against her.”

Masango said although many charges had been laid before this time it will be different. She said: “We know there have been many efforts to hold many ministers and public officials that have not yielded any results, but we not going to rest until we use every avenue and every mechanism that is within the law.”

Bathabile Dlamini

She said they were confident the courts will do the right thing and investigate the charges so that the minister can be held accountable at least in this case.”

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The charges follow the judgment in which the Constitutional Court requested that the NPA consider if Dlamini should be prosecuted for lying under oath during her testimony at the Judge Bernard Ngoepe Inquiry into the social grants crisis.

Last week the ConCourt branded the Minister as reckless and grossly negligent. Masango said: “Dlamini can no longer run away from accountability. The DA will continue to explore all avenues to make sure she has her day in court.”

Source: Daily Sun