The Democratic Alliance (DA) has given former Minister Bathabile Dlamini 48 hours to report officials whose wives benefitted from Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to the police.
CPS was distributing social welfare monthly grants to over nine million beneficiaries in South Africa during Dlamini’s supremacy as Minister of Social Development.
Dlamini resigned as an ANC Member of Parliament (MP).
Her resignation together with Derek Hanekom was announced on Tuesday morning.
This brings to 8 the number of ANC MPs resigned.
They are Nomaindia Mfeketo, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, Susan Shabangu, Thokozile Xasa. Siyabonga Cwele and Jeff Radebe.
Announcing his resignation Dlamini also claims she knows the wives of the ANC members involved in a dubious relationship with CPS.
“In the letter, she states that “[those] that made a profit through CPS by their wives known and respected by the organisation [ANC] nothing is being said to them.”
DA Shadow Minister of Social Development, Bridget Masango said her party is giving Dlamini 48 hours to report this alleged corruption to the police, if she fails, “We will proceed with laying criminal charges against her.”
“Section 34 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act states that anyone who suspects or knows of another person who has committed corruption should report it to police.
Failure to do so is an offence,
Masango said DA has already laid perjury charges against her.
This following the damning judgment in which the Constitutional Court requested the National Prosecuting Authority to consider whether it should prosecute Dlamini for lying under oath.
Dlamini gave testimony before Judge Bernard Ngoepe Inquiry into the social grants debacle.
“She has never taken personal responsibility for her hand in manufacturing the social grants crisis. Instead, she has blamed her detractors of scapegoating her and played the victim. Whether she is an MP or not, we will ensure that she gets her day in court,” added Masango.Follow us on Social Media