The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court has heard that former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini did not only lie under oath but also during oral evidence presented in court.
State Prosecutor Advocate Jacob Serepo says there is no way Dlamini can’t be prosecuted for her perjury case, which is being heard in court.
He is currently submitting arguments on why Dlamini must face the consequences for the panic she allegedly caused during the South African Social Security Agency crisis in 2017.
Advocate Serepo says “there’s nothing political” about this prosecution of former minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini, here at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court. #SABCNews pic.twitter.com/5WhrQkoUCk
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Magistrate Betty Khumalo will soon hear arguments from Dlamini’s legal team which has tried to apply for her acquittal, which has since been denied.
Meanwhile, a number of African National Congress Women’s League members have gathered outside the court to support Dlamini.
In December, the court dismissed former Social Development Minister application: