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Johannesburg - Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini bypassed officials and helped create a crisis that would ensure that Net1 UEPS Technologies would continue to distribute payments on behalf of the government, said her former director general Zane Dangor.

The minister created a parallel structure where so-called work streams headed by officials other than executives at the department advised her on how to comply with a 2014 Constitutional Court Order that a new distributor be found after Net1’s contract was declared invalid, Dangor said in a court affidavit.

On March 17 the court ordered Net1’s Cash Paymaster Services unit, whose contract expired at the end of March, to continue making the payments for another year because the ministry hadn’t come up with an alternative.

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