Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa must fire Minister of Women in the Presidency, Bathabile Dlamini, with immediate effect, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Thursday.
The Constitutional Court ordered Dlamini, the former social development minister, to pay 20 percent of costs related to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant payment debacle.
DA MP Bridget Masango said the ruling shows that Dlamini cannot be trusted with championing the rights of the most vulnerable in society.
“The appointment of Dlamini as Minister of Women in the Presidency should not have happened in the first place given that she manufactured the social grants crisis, so she could benefit through the planned extension of the illegal CPS contract,” said Masango.
Masango said Ramaphosa could no longer ignore this fact and should fire her immediately if he had any care for the millions of people she endangered through her actions.