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[LISTEN] Sassa lawyer explains why ConCourt deadline was missed

| Lawyer Tim Sukazi has confirmed that Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini filed her answers to the court late on Monday night and will hand in a hard copy on Tuesday morning.

South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Social Development Department legal advisor, Tim Sukazi, explains the reasons why the department missed the Constitutional Court's deadline on Monday.

Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the Sassa had missed the 4pm deadline to answer pointed questions, including when officials knew they wouldn't be ready to take over from Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) and details of their negotiations with the company.

Sukazi has confirmed that the minister filed her answers to the court electronically late on Monday night and will hand in a hard copy on Tuesday morning.

Sukazi says they missed the 4pm deadline but says these things do happen.

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