‘I do not owe Sassa a cent’: Bathabile Dlamini on R3.5m VIP security bill

The former social development minister says the agency’s lack of candour in the matter smacks of political expediency

02 March 2021 - 16:33 By nonkululeko njilo

Former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini says she does not owe the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) a cent and has labelled its court case against her an attempt to settle political scores.  

In an answering affidavit filed in the North Gauteng High Court, Dlamini defended a decision to finance protection for her family and that of former spokesperson Lumka Oliphant — using R3.5m in public funds — arguing she could not fold her arms while their lives were threatened...

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