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SASSA Demands R3.5 Million Spent On VIP Protection For Bathabile Dlamini’s Children And Spokesperson

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has blocked the former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini’s pension payout, so that they can recoup the R2 million the agency paid for VIP protection of her children back in 2015.

The agency has taken Dlamini and her former spokesperson Lumka Oliphant to court as it seeks to recover a total of R3.5 million it paid for the security of their families. SASSA wants Oliphant to pay back the R1.4 million used to protect her and her children.

Dlamini has insisted that she don't know why her pension was blocked by the government after she resigned from parliament when she didn’t make it into President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet.

SASSA said that security upgrades were installed in the homes of Dlamini and Oliphant after they said their lives and those of their children were in danger. According to the auditor-general, the expenditure was fruitless and wasteful.

Source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/news/2021-02-28-bathabile-dlaminis-pension-cash-held-to-recoup-vip-perk/

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Dlamini Lumka Oliphant SASSA South African Social Security Agency

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