Bathabile Dlamini, Brian Molefe, the SABC, Prasa… so many topics to roast the president on, so little time.
While minister of social development — for now — Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa are being roasted by the Constitutional Court, South Africans on social media were taking care of things on the outside.
This speech contained ALL the heat…
The finance minister is not budging.
The trade union and key Tripartite Alliance partner wants social development minister Bathabile Dlamini fired, and unionists aren’t backing down.
The president had some stern words for the country.
The Vice President has a monstrous task on his hands…
The Constitutional Court has given Sassa until Monday to clarify exactly what the hoot is going on with the payment of grants, and Bathabile Dlamini’s not going to be able to deflect attention this time.
The phrase, “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” describes the difficult situation President Jacob Zuma finds himself entangled in, as a social grant crisis unfolds, much to the panic of 17 million recipients as to whether they would get paid come 1 April.
More than just a SASSA crisis…
Things got HEATED at this press conference.
Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini’s mismanagement of her department came to crisis point last week, and her spokesperson only made it worse.
Trade Union and key tripartite alliance member Cosatu has called for minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini get booted from cabinet.
Oyster Box minister Bathabile Dlamini’s — who also happens to be leader of the ANC Women’s League and minister of social development — spokesperson took to Facebook with a few pretty crude words for the controversial minister’s detractors.
Bathabile Dlamini is in trouble again, this time for awarding a CPS tender, meant to help millions of vulnerable South Africans get their social grants, to her buddies.
Bathabile Dlamini — the minister who famously said the average South African can live off R753 a month while she stays in R11 000 a night hotel rooms — once again finds herself in the news for wasting money that doesn’t belong to her.
That’s right folks; the South African Social Security Agency, charged with taking care of the poor and vulnerable, has increased its expenditure from R93 million to R1 billion in just one year.