Bathabile Dlamini seems determined to have CPS stay on - Brown

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Monday the SA Post Office (Sapo) is not equipped to carry out payments of social grants.

The Post Office will now be contracted only to provide an integrated payment system, including biometrics.

Dlamini moved to defend the procurement process in a media briefing on Monday.

Sassa is expected to appear before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Social Development and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) on Tuesday.

What comes out of minister Bathabile Dlamini's mouth is questionable at the very least...

Karima Brown, political analyst

Last night Judge Johan Kriegler made a very important point and said that it appears as if the minister either through being misinformed or deliberately trying to again obfuscate the process but get us to CPS.

Karima Brown, political analyst

It seems she is absolutely determined to have CPS agiain as the only organisation that is availabel and capable of dispensing the social grants.

Karima Brown, political analyst

Meanwhile there is a behind closed door meeting in Parliament today involving Trillian, as the probe into Eskom gets underway.

The committee on Public Enterprises did not sit last week as some African National Congress (ANC) MPs tried to scupper the proceedings.

READ: Mantshantsha relays how Eskom evidence leader threatened him

If you look at the behavior of the then evidence leader against the deputy editor of the Financial Mail, then you can understand why these people are meeting in the secrecy that they are.

Karima Brown, political analyst

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