Dlamini in the hot seat at Sassa inquiry

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File: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will defend herself at the inquiry.

JOHANNESBURG - An inquiry into Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini&39;s role in the social grants debacle starts on Monday.

The inquiry seeks to determine whether Dlamini must be held personally liable for the costs.

Retired judge Bernard Ngoepe will head the probe.

The Constitutional Court ordered an inquiry to set out Dlamini&39;s responsibilities.

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It could not make findings against her based on allegations.

She will defend herself at the inquiry.

The court found that Cash Paymaster Services and Sassa contract was illegal.

The contract was extended for a year to allow authorities to find an alternative company.

The Post Office will administer social grants payment from April.