Tuesday proved to be the final day of reckoning for Bathabile Dlamini, whose controversial stay in government came to a crashing halt. The outgoing MP resigned in dramatic fashion earlier in the day, with an explosive letter that tried to drag others through the mud.
ANC members accused of criminality by Bathabile Dlamini
As well as accusing Jeff Radebe of illegally attempting to run the Social Development Department on her behalf, Dlamini hit back at the wide-ranging criticism she received for the “mismanagement” of SASSA.
The department wasted public money by the millions in trying to find a new social grants system, only to end up sticking with the CPS which had always been in place. However, Dlamini spilt the tea here, writing that she was unable to move away from CPS because several ANC members – and their wives – had an “interests” in the group.
Bathabile Dlamini “admitted a crime” in her resignation letter
While Bathabile Dlamini started the day feeling very high and mighty about her slew of allegations, they could result in some serious consequences. The ex-minister won’t be pleased to find out that she’s still in the firing line, though.
Bridget Masango is the DA’s Shadow Minister of Social Development. According to Dlamini’s former opposite number, the 56-year-old may have committed a crime while trying to implicate a few of her colleagues. You could probably file her resignation letter under “own goal”, for future reference.