Former Constitutional Court judge Johann Kriegler says they welcome the Constitutional Court ruling that former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini should personally pay 20% of the costs from last year’s Sassa debacle.
Kriegler says this ruling is going to be a precedent-setting judgement for ministers who neglect and abuse the roles they've been appointed for.
It's not only for when ministers and public officials do something wrong, but it is more than that. It is when they act in bad faith and act recklessly that they run the risk of being liable to pay for costs.— Johann Kriegler, Former Constitutional Court judge
Kriegler says Freedom Under Law will be monitoring the proceedings of this case to ensure that it is seen through to its conclusion.
We really hope the President will find time to appoint the new NDPP on time and that the decision on whether to prosecute the former Minister of Social Development is decided quickly.— Johann Kriegler, Former Constitutional Court judge
It is in the public interest that is seen to be done and that this whole story comes to a logical and satisfactory conclusion.— Johann Kriegler, Former Constitutional Court judge
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : FUL to keep a watchful eye on Dlamini saga to ensure a satisfactory conclusion