Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
4 minute read
25 Aug 2021
4:40 am

Perjury conviction could ruin Dlamini’s travel plans for next 10 years

Bernadette Wicks

Perjury sentences can vary widely, from jail time to being force to perform community service.

Former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: Gallo Images

She almost single-handedly crashed the grant payment system, was found by the Constitutional Court to havemisled the court and now former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini’s chickens have come home to roost as the National Prosecuting Authority finally moves to act on the corpse of her credibility. Perjury sentences can vary widely, from jail time to being force to perform community service. The move to prosecute her for allegedly lying is being hailed as a strong message to public officials that they will be held personally accountable legally for failing to do their jobs. In a letter Deputy National Director...