Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said 177 108 authorities were getting unlawful social awards as of the finish of July.
In excess of 170 000 government workers are getting unlawful social awards, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has uncovered in a new composed answer to a parliamentary inquiry.
In the composed answer to a parliamentary inquiry from IFP MP Liezl van der Merwe, Zulu said there were 177 108 authorities getting social awards as of the finish of July.
Zulu likewise said 3 400 Social Development Department workers were getting social awards, and one more 153 authorities from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) getting awards.
"All friendly awards got by Sassa workers, aside from the cultivate youngster award and the blend concedes (a mix of encourage kid awards and care reliance awards which are not implies tried) have been suspended with quick impact as per Regulation 29(1)(a) of the.
Social Assistance Act, which takes into account suspension without earlier notification, in instances of suspected extortion or distortion," said Zulu.
She moreover said measures are currently in progress to decide the sum paid which ought not have been paid and the date from which these representatives began being utilized by Sassa to decide the sum to be recuperated.
"What's more, records are being ready for disciplinary cycles to be carried out."
Van der Merwe said she is stunned and alarmed that Government authorities are apparently fleecing State coffers when South Africa is confronted with such critical monetary conditions.
"There can be no legitimization for the installment of these awards except if these people are gathering a child care award, which appears to be exceptionally doubtful."
She said the IFP, thusly, requires a quick stop on the payout of these awards until a legitimate examination is finished.
"In the event that these authorities are found to have gathered awards unlawfully, they should take care of the cash and face the full may of the law.
"It is clear heads should roll, including that of the Minister of Social Development."
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