Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini may not be getting much love in the Constitutional Court, but the women’s league were singing their support for her outside.
The country is currently facing a crisis with regards to social grants. More than three years ago the Constitutional Court declared South African Social Security Agency’s (Sassa) contract with Cash Paymaster Services to be invalid.
In November 2015 the Constitutional Court was assured that as of April this year Sassa would be able to handle distributing social grants itself, with no new contract necessary.
However it emerged that Sassa knew it couldn’t do this in April of 2016, and that Dlamini knew about this in October.
“There is no way we won’t get it. We have hope we will get it, because they deliver everything they promise us,” Mlenga said.