Why is Bathabile Ndlamini still actively involved in a government that says it abhors corruption?
Does she know so much that her ouster could split the ruling party?
Can President Cyril Ramaphosa at the very least say something on calls to axe minister for women in the presidency?
Despite what was considered a gross dereliction of duty Dlamini still holds sway.
Earlier the Constitutional Court ordered Dlamini to pay 20% of the legal fees incurred in the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) social grants payment fiasco. The court also ordered that the director of public prosecutions make a call on whether Dlamini should be charged with perjury for lying under oath.
“That her conduct went against the values of the constitution should lead us to question her fitness to continue serving as a public representative in our cabinet. Even though she has been moved from the social development department‚ what assurances do we have that she will not once again act in a ‘reckless and grossly negligent’ manner as minister of women in the presidency?” said the foundation’s executive director Neeshan Balton.
“The ruling makes it very clear that public representatives who act in a manner that is negligent or in bad faith to the courts can be held personally accountable — something which is going to be an important element of rebuilding a state with integrity,” Balton said. “What this ruling does is affirm the rights of the most needy and vulnerable in society over the dictates of public representatives who may imperil those rights.”
Here is what transpired earlier, ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini at some point threatened to reveal during the build up to the ANC national convention President Cyril Ramaphosa’s history of abusing women if he does not stop resorting to what she calls “cheap politicking.”
Dlamini was speaking on the sidelines of a rally near Durban yesterday which was closing off the year of OR Tambo.
Presidential nominee Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma delivered the keynote address to hundreds of ANC members.
Dlamini lambasted Ramaphosa for saying he would believe Fezekile Kuzwayo who came to be known as Khwezi.
Khwezi accused President Jacob Zuma of raping her but Zuma was acquitted in 2006.
Dlamini dropped a bombshell accusing the deputy president of also being responsible for violence against women.
“He must talk about himself and if he continues doing this, we are going to call people who are prepared to talk about his history.”
Watch her statement below
#ANCKZN ANCWL President Bathabile Dlamini slams Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for speaking out about #Khwezi saying if Ramaphosa wants to speak about violence against women he must start with himself. ZN pic.twitter.com/Jco16uvSzV
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) December 9, 2017