The Inkatha Freedom Party Youth Brigade said Bathabile Dlamini was still unfit for office, despite the Constitutional Court of South Africa ruling that the Cash Paymaster Service (CPS) should continue to distribute social grants for the next twelve months.
The IFP has been among Bathabile Dlamini’s staunchest critics during the SASSA crisis, and the youth wing of that party has been just as scathing.
“Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, is no longer fit for purpose and no longer fit and proper for the portfolio she has been deployed to,” said Youth Brigade Chairperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa.
“The IFPYB repeats that the Minister must do the honourable thing and resign; failing that the President should fire her,” added Hlengwa.
Hlengwa said Dlamini needed to be held accountable for the chaos that she has presided over, adding that there hadn’t even been an element of remorse on her part.
“The Minister’s actions and arrogance in the face of crisis put social stability at risk.
“Serious lessons must be learnt by all Executive Authorities about the importance of adhering to proper prescripts of contract management as per the dictates of the PFMA and other treasury regulations to avoid a similar repeat of the SASSA crisis elsewhere in the public sector.”
“The Minister slept on the job for three years, whilst receiving a salary. That salary for all intents and purposes amounts to wasteful and fruitless expenditure,” said Hlengwa.