The court should be lenient on ANC Women’s League president and former minister Bathabile Dlamini because, her lawyer said, she was a single mother who only earned R110,000 a month. Times Live reports that the Johannesburg magistrate’s court — which on Wednesday found her guilty of perjury — was told that Dlamini survived on a R40,000 pension from parliament as a former MP and the R70,000 she receives monthly from the ANC Woman’s League. Of the more than R100,000 she receives, the lawyer said, Dlamini attended to the needs of her immediate and extended family, including two daughters who are at university and a niece whose tuition she is also paying for.