Sassa files papers to ConCourt

2017-03-13 16:46

Johannesburg - Grants agency Sassa has filed court papers to the Constitutional Court. 

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's spokesperson Nathi Mncube confirmed to News24 that an electronic copy of their submissions was filed on Monday afternoon.

The papers were heads of argument and not a direct response to questions by the Constitutional Court. 

The court had sent Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa a number of stern questions to answer, including when Dlamini had known that the agency would not meet the April 1 deadline to take over the payments of grants to 17 million beneficiaries. 

Sassa is in a scramble to ensure that grants are paid on April 1 when its contract with CPS, which was previously declared unlawful by the Constitutional Court, expires. 

*This story has been corrected to reflect that the papers filed were not a direct response to questions by the Constitutional Court on March 8. The initial story was written off confirmation by the office of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng that papers had indeed been filed to the court by the deadline. 

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