Bathabile Dlamini dodges questions about costs of new CPS contract

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini refused to reveal any information about what a new contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) cost.

Dlamini appeared before Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Tuesday and said that a new agreement has not yet been sealed, contrary to reports.

EWN's Lindsay Dentlinger explains that Scopa left the three-hour sitting with few answers regarding the new contract.

Scopa said that their core business is to probe this contract and oversee how the public money is being spent.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

Dlamini only confirmed that the contract would be for two years and told the committee that further details on a new contract to pay social grants by Friday.

Take a listen to the EWN update:

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