The main hall was barely half-full when Matt Hancock arrived on stage to give his conference speech and even emptier by the time he had finished. Under the circumstances, a kindness to everyone involved. Not least the health secretary himself. The past 24 hours have not been kind to Hancock. The Man-Boy has built his entire life on never taking a position he can’t later reverse. Often within weeks, if not days. But now he had finally made the potentially career-ending mistake of saying he believed Charlotte Edwardes to be an entirely reliable witness, without first considering the prime minister’s exemplary record with women.
Here are the papers filed on Tuesday 28 February 2017 on behalf of the Black Sash asking the Constitutional Court to order SASSA to do its work in order to ensure that social grants continue to be paid. The Black Sash Trust v The Minister of Social Development and Others Founding AffidavitBACK TO TOP