Embattled Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini was on Monday yet to confirm whether she would appear before Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Tuesday. Scopa chairman Themba Godi said: "We wrote to her last week Tuesday for her to appear in front of the committee. So we are expecting her ... the norm is that when officials and ministers are invited‚ they do confirm. "But up until now I have not received any confirmation‚" he told TMG Digital on Monday. Godi said the committee hoped to "discuss the issues at hand" if she attended the meeting on Tuesday‚ after failing to do so last week. He also said the committee would have to consider other options – including issuing a subpoena — should Dlamini not attend the meeting. "The power to subpoena is there for all the committees of Parliament‚ but in terms of what we will do‚ that will be a decision that the committee will decide tomorrow‚" he said. Dlamini and her department have been embroiled in cont...

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