The DA has said it would lay criminal charges against former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini at the Cape Town Central Police Station today, following Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) corruption revelations.

DA MP Bridget Masango said Dlamini failed to report her knowledge that wives of ANC members were allegedly involved in ‘dubious’ relationships with CPS.

Masango said the party gave Dlamini 48 hours to report the alleged corruption she claimed to be aware of in her resignation letter.

A Polity report notes in the letter, Dlamini accused wives of Ministers of being masters behind the CPS, saying that this was part of the reason she was unable to find alternative service providers to facilitate the payments of Sassa grants.

‘In terms of section 34 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, any person who suspects or knows of another person who has committed corruption but fails to report the crime to the police is committing a criminal offence,’ Masango said.

‘Dlamini has for far too long gotten away with evading accountability and the DA will ensure that she along with her ANC cronies get their day in court,’ she added.

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