Another postponement in Bathabile Dlamini perjury case

Another postponement in Bathabile Dlamini perjury case

The perjury case against former minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini has been postponed yet again, after the state expressed its unreadiness. 

Bathabile Dlamini
Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile

The perjury case sat in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.


This is the second postponement by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) due to a failure to secure outstanding witness. 


“In the interest of justice and fair that at this point we utilise all the dates. I am of the view that it would be in the interest of just that we utilise all the dates that have been put aside, which means that yesterday we couldn’t do much even today we are still dilly-dallying”, said Magistrate Betty Khumalo.

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“Therefore, it’s this court’s ruling that this matter be rolled over to tomorrow. The state must make sure that it secures this outstanding witness that it intends to call tomorrow and to be here. Your matter is rolled over until tomorrow.”


The case against Dlamini relates to her testimony during an inquiry instituted by the Constitutional Court in her role for the 2017 social grants crisis.


She has pleaded not guilty.

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