Sassa CEO disputes Bathabile Dlamini's version of events

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has lied about the role she played in the social grants payment crisis.

Despite being late, Dlamini filed an affidavit to the court on Friday, explaining why she shouldn’t be held personally liable for the crisis, reports EWN's Gia Nicolaides.

Nicolaides says Dlamini has placed a large portion of the blame on Sassa officials, particularly Magwaza himself.

Bathabile Dlamini basically says that she wasn't aware of the extent of the difficulties that Sassa was going through at the time, that she was only informed very late.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Magwaza has since written to the Constitutional Court asking for permission to file his own affidavit to counter Dlamini's claims.

He's essentially saying that she's lying about some of the facts in her affidavit... That it's not completely accurate.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Take a listen to the EWN update:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Sassa CEO disputes Bathabile Dlamini's version of events


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Sassa CEO wants to offer his version of grant payment crisis

Sassa CEO wants to offer his version of grant payment crisis

Thokozani Magwaza has applied to ConCourt for permission to file his own affidavit saying Minister Dlamini is lying.

Sassa promises no disruptions for grant payments

Sassa promises no disruptions for grant payments

According to Sassa, beneficiaries paid through the banks will receive their grants on April 1 and others on April 3.

A similar car seen at Dangor's break-in and outside Sassa CEO's house

A similar car seen at Dangor's break-in and outside Sassa CEO's house

Intruders' motive for breaking into former social development DG's house remains unknown as they did not take any valuables.

'I've been on sick leave': Sassa CEO sets the record straight

'I've been on sick leave': Sassa CEO sets the record straight

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza says he isn't aware of a tiff between himself and Minister Bathabile Dlamini after taking sick leave.

Minister Bathabile Dlamini stood up Parly meeting, no grant clarity

Minister Bathabile Dlamini stood up Parly meeting, no grant clarity

There is still no certainty as to how Sassa plans to pay social grants when its contract with CPS ends next month.

Popular articles
I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

Stephen Grootes says he believes former Eskom CEO Brian Dames when said he was not formally introduced to the Gupta family.

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

EWN parliamentary correspondent Gaye Davis says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane received detailed and tough questions.

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

The ANC treasurer-general confirmed Mantashe’s comments that the President did not consult the ANC leadership on the reshuffle.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

Bruce Whitfield interviews the razor-sharp tongued Vestact MD Paul Theron about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Elon Musk, as you’d expect, hails from an exceptional family. Bruce Whitfield interviews his Capetonian father.