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It has been inferred that Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini lied to the Constitutional Court and inquiry to avoid taking personal blame for the debacle in which the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) was unable to take over the payment of grants. During cross-examination by advocate Vincent Maleka, for Dlamini’s former adviser and social development director-general Zane Dangor, Maleka pointed to two communications his client had sent to Dlamini raising concern about parallel communications and processes that excluded officials from both Sassa and the department. Dangor had raised these issues in an e-mail to Dlamini after a meeting he had attended and again in his resignation letter. He was concerned that work streams were producing documents parallel to those that were produced by a government technical team also dealing with the Sassa issue. At the inquiry into whether she should be held personally liable for the debacle, Dlamini said no one had ever raised ...

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