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Trouble in paradise: SASSA suspends Bathabile Dlamini's pension


Claims that the former Minister of Social Welfare Bathabile Dlamini has been stripped of her pension are "without substance and are devoid of any truth" The South African Social Protection Agency (Sassa) has been ordered to suspend the payment of the former Minister's pension, according to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

No party challenged the explanations for the withholding of the pension, the Department added. The issue is presently being negotiated with by the sides, including the ex-minister. The Constitutional Court required it to cover part of the litigation bills of non-governmental groups who won a lawsuit against it in 2018.

The court noticed that she had been misleading in court papers as she justified the application by Black Sash and Equality Under Law (FUL) in relation to the allocation of social grant payments. The Department has indicated that all the parties in the matter are in possession of the required documentation which arise from the directions and are fully informed of the current legal situation.

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Constitutional Court Department of Justice and Constitutional Development SASSA South African Social Protection Agency


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