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TimesLIVE timeslive.co.za 24 Nov, 2021 11:15 am

Bathabile Dlamini pleads not guilty in perjury case

Clad in a black suit, the former social development minister was accompanied by a handful of supporters wearing ANC regalia.

South Africa 24 November 2021 - 10:26 Former minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini in the dock at the Johannesburg magistrate's court, where she is facing perjury charges relating to her testimony during the inquiry into her role in the social grant crisis in 2017.Former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini has pleaded not guilty to a charge of perjury against her.She took the stand in the Johannesburg magistrate’s court on Wednesday when her trial started.The ConCourt ordered Ngoepe’s report to be forwarded to the national director of public prosecutions to consider whether Dlamini had lied under oath and should be prosecuted for perjury.

In September this year, the Gauteng director of public prosecutions, advocate Andrew Chauke, decided to prosecute.Clad in a black suit, Dlamini was accompanied by a handful of supporters wearing ANC regalia.

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