From a Jesuit Institute press statement on the Constitutional Court ruling concerning the debacle over benefits payments:
What the case highlights is at very least the massive levels of incompetence and lack of accountability in the Ministry of Social Development. It also highlights that South Africa’s Parliament is not holding public officials to account. This is serious. The Prophet Malachi warns against those who “falsely swear” and promises judgement on those who “oppress the widow and the orphan and thrust aside the alien”.