Treasury dismayed by Gordhan vs Dlamini Sassa war story

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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Photo: Gallo)
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town – National Treasury said it is dismayed by a report in The Star on Wednesday that suggested there was a “war looming” between Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini over the social welfare payment system.

The context and the headline, titled “It's Gordhan vs Dlamini over R120bn grant contract” is “glaringly misleading”, National Treasury said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Star had in its possession a letter Gordhan had written to Dlamini on February 1, in which he said the Cash Paymaster Services “should not be part of the service providers to be considered for the distribution of social grants to 17 million recipients from April 1”.

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