WATCH | ‘Not so long ago she was crying poverty …’ – Bathabile Dlamini’s lavish 60th birthday party comes under scrutiny

Cape Town – The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) leader, Bathabile Dlamini has come under scrutiny following her lavish 60th birthday celebration. The former social development minister celebrated her 60th birthday over the weekend with an opulent party that, according to Times Live, was attended by politicians and prominent figures. The birthday party was held at The Zunguness venue... Read more → The post WATCH | ‘Not so long ago she was crying poverty …’ – Bathabile Dlamini’s lavish 60th birthday party comes under scrutiny appeared first on African Insider.

WATCH | ‘Not so long ago she was crying poverty …’ – Bathabile Dlamini’s lavish 60th birthday party comes under scrutiny

Cape Town – The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) leader, Bathabile Dlamini has come under scrutiny following her lavish 60th birthday celebration.

The former social development minister celebrated her 60th birthday over the weekend with an opulent party that, according to Times Live, was attended by politicians and prominent figures.

The birthday party was held at The Zunguness venue in Howick in KwaZulu-Natal, as per social media reports.

Former health minister Zweli Mkhize, suspended former ANC military veterans movement president Carl Niehaus, suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, former Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane and former communications minister Faith Muthambi were some of the guests in attendance.

Dlamini’s lavish birthday celebration came months after she asked the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court to be lenient on her, as she was a single mother and only earned R110 ooo per month.

Dlamini was found guilty of perjury by Magistrate Betty Khumalo for lying under oath and sentenced to four years in prison or a R200 000 fine for perjury.

However, the court was told Dlamini survived on a R40 000 pension from parliament as a former MP and R70 000 from the ANC Women’s League which she used to maintain herself, household and extended family.

When snaps of her lavish party appeared on social media, many questioned how the opulent party was funded given the financial struggles presented in court.

Here are some reactions on Twitter

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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe 

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