13 May 2021
Former Minister Bathabile Dlamini has paid costs awarded against her personally to Freedom Under Law (FUL), the Black Sash Trust and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS).
The costs are in relation to litigation over the illegal social grants crisis involving the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).
In February this year, the three organisations issued a joint statement expressing concern over Dlamini’s refusal to pay the legal costs awarded against her:
The payment by Dlamini vindicates the real reckoning that government leaders should be required to face when they fail to discharge their responsibilities, says Nicole Fritz, CEO of Freedom Under Law.
The joint statement by FUL, the Black Sash Trust and CALS can be downloaded here: