Former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini's perjury case will resume in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.
This is despite prosecutor advocate Jacob Serepo requesting that the matter be postponed until "sometime next year".
Magistrate Betty Khumalo was visibly not impressed with the delays, saying she was not seeing "any efforts on the side of the State to secure witnesses".
Dlamini pleaded not guilty to perjury on Wednesday in a case related to her testimony during an inquiry that the Constitutional Court had instituted into her role in the 2017 social grants crisis.
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