Durban - Opposition parties have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to act against former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, after the Constitutional Court today ruled that she is liable for 20% of costs in the South African Social Security Agency debacle.
Today’s ruling comes after an inquiry was set up last year, to probe whether the minister should be held personally responsible for the costs.
The Concourt also ordered that the Minister of Social development, Chief executive Officer of Sassa and Sassa to pay 80% of the costs.
Inkatha Freedom Party spokesperson on Women and Social Development, Liezl van der Merwe, called the ruling a victory for grant recipient.
“We are pleased that the ConCourt has finally endorsed what we have believed all along - that the Minister is solely responsible for the Sassa grant crisis.