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Bathabile Modise Drops A Bombshell To the High Court

date:24/11/2021

source:https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2021-11-24-ex-cabinet-minister-bathabile-dlamini-expected-to-enter-plea-in-perjury-case/

An investigation was conducted to determine whether she should be held personally liable for the damage caused by the fiasco. The Johannesburg Magistrates' Court is expected to begin a perjury trial against former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. In September 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that Dlamini not only failed to fulfill his duties as a minister but also did not disclose information to the investigation, for fear of being prosecuted. Dlamini was accused of not being able to handle the business properly and providing Sassa with better equipment for disbursing payments to grant recipients. 

The investigation, chaired by Judge Bernard Ngöpe, showed that Dlamini not only failed in his duties as a minister but also did not disclose information to the investigation, fearing to be held accountable for the 2017 crisis. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in Gauteng decided to prosecute Dlamini for perjury and a subpoena was issued on 21 September. Judge Bernard Ngöpe, who was in charge of the investigation, found that Dlamini was evasive in answering questions.

Four days after the announcement, on December 13, a high-level ANC delegation met with Zuma and told him to either reinstate Nene or appoint former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (Pravin Gordhan). On February 3, 2020, the court issued an arrest warrant against former President Zuma on charges of corruption.

Dlamini pleaded not guilty to the perjury charge in the SASSA Grant legend, thus denying that she deliberately lied to the court during the oath. On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Pretoria High Court stated that the decision of Mokotedi Mpshe, the former head of the New People’s Army, to withdraw corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma in 2009 was unreasonable. Dlamini was accused of not operating the business properly and ensuring that Sassa can better take over the subsidy payments. Since 2015, Jacob Zuma has had to give priority to his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to succeed him as the chairman of the African National Congress and the president of South Africa, to maintain the country’s peace with Africa through her. control. And avoid trial of pending criminal charges.

The state and the defense agreed to provide Dlamini with a transcript of her testimony during the investigation as evidence, but the court also agreed not to print out the transcripts of all witnesses that could be cited.

Mpshe was supposed to follow legal procedures over the spy tapes and let the courts decide whether charges should be dropped. Although Yengeni was found guilty, the case against Zuma was dropped, and Ngkuka stated: “... there was enough clear evidence of bribery, but not enough to win the case in court. The judge concluded that Dlamini was shy of answering questions. were in 2003. Zuma paid 10 head of cattle as a lobola for the Swazi princess Sebentile Dlamini in 2003. 

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