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2020-04-08 07:30:00 PM

JUST IN | SASSA grant payment dates have been changed. From May, Disability and Older Persons Grants will be paid from the 4th day of the month. All other grants will be paid from the 6th of every month. More details:

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President censures minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for lockdown lunch President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on special leave for two months – one month of which will be unpaid.

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As to allegations that the minister violated the lockdown regulations, the law should take its course.This follows the revelation on social media that the Minister had recently visited the home of a friend who hosted a lunch, contrary to the lockdown regulations.

The President summoned the Minister yesterday, Tuesday 7 April 2020.The President expressed his disapproval of the minister’s actions, which undermine the requirement that all citizens stay at home and save South Africa from the spread of the coronavirus.

The president accepted the minister’s apology for the violation but was unmoved by mitigating factors she tendered.President Ramaphosa has placed the minister on special leave for two months, during which Minister in The Presidency Jackson Mthembu will act in Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams’ position.

The president has reprimanded the minister and directed her to deliver a public apology to the nation.The president said: “The nation-wide lockdown calls for absolute compliance on the part of all South Africans. Members of the National Executive carry a special responsibility in setting an example to South Africans, who are having to make great sacrifices.

“None of us – not least a member of the National Executive – should undermine our national effort to save lives in this very serious situation. I am satisfied that Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams appreciates the seriousness of what she has done and that no-one is above the law.”

- Statement issued by The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa Read more: News24 »

6 days without food. 😱 Bana ba batho basatlo Hwa mo😭😥😩

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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | Ndabeni-Abrahams 'regrets' flouting lockdown rulesPresident Cyril Ramaphosa has placed communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on special leave for two months – one month of which will be unpaid. I think she regrets that that idiot took and posted a photo of her breaking the law... Don't think she regrets HER actions at all!

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