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14 May 2021
7:47 am

Let’s hope Dlamini ruling sets precedent


Let’s hope this principle is applied vigorously in the cases of state capture currently under investigation.

ANCWL President Bathabile Dlamini briefs media at Luthuli House in Johannesburg, 26 February 2021, on the statement of the national executive committee virtual meeting to communicate the decisions of the National Executive Committee meeting held from the 21 -22nd February2021. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The fact that ex-social development minister Bathabile Dlamini has finally paid the legal costs awarded against her in a landmark ruling which went as far as the Constitutional Court is no positive reflection on her character. The former minister had to be dragged, metaphorically speaking, kicking and screaming, to make the R650 000 payment. It was only after civil society organisations the Black Sash Trust and Freedom Under Law (FUL) threatened to call in the sheriff of the court to attach her assets that Dlamini eventually complied with the Constitutional Court order. The payment is a significant victory. First, it...