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SASSA opens a criminal cases against leaders who stole money for R350 grant

Cape Town - The South African Social Security Agency is found opening criminal cases for all of the nearby authorities who got the R350 social assist with disturbing honors for the Covid-19 pandemic.

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu revealed this when she was responding recorded as a printed version to parliamentary requests from IFP MP Liezl van der Merwe.

Van der Merwe enquired about the circumstance with the assessment taken against government representatives who cheated Sassa by applying for the excellent honor and the full scale number of specialists being suspended approaching assessment similarly as any issues implied the National Prosecuting Authority for arraignment.

The evaluator general recognized 5 812 government workers who applied for and got the social easing grant to the value of R5 498 500.

Zulu said out of the affected government laborers, 242 were centered around as per an objective taken with various accomplices at the Fusion Center.

She said Sassa opened one criminal case for all the zeroed in on government laborers at Sunnyside Police Station, yet SAPS proposed that the association open a criminal case for all individuals on the zeroed in on list.

Zulu said a movement of get-togethers were held at the Fusion Center to moreover analyze the arraignment drove assessment.

"Working with the Fusion Center, Sassa is at present during the time spent opening such individual cases, and this communication is envisioned to be done up at the extremely most recent the completion of December 2021," she said.

Zulu similarly said no organization laborer was suspended at the present time.

"Sassa has wrapped up its inside assessment of the 242 government agents. An internal assessment report was granted to the DPSA (Department of Public Service and Administration) to sort out and noticing disciplinary hearings similarly as working with assertion of commitments (recovery) with pertinent government delegates through their specific divisions," she said.

The cleric furthermore said the part of public help has since taught that disturbing 242 government laborers on the need list, and 198 were insisted to have been veritable government delegates in the hour of the social mitigation of hopelessness grant pay-outs.

This suggests, Zulu said, 44 specialists were to be taken out from the hidden need summary of affected specialists.

She similarly said in a social occasion held by the division of public assistance and association and Sassa last month, it was settled that the workplace should submit confirmation archives for all of the particular government laborers.

"Sassa is depended upon to gather confirmation records, while DPSA is depended upon to coordinate and screen the patterns of disciplinary hearings and insistence of commitments with critical workplaces," she said.

"As and when Sassa submits individual criminal cases to SAPS, SAPS will surrender the cases to the NPA for criminal arraignment."

Zulu similarly said the specialists who wouldn't sign the certification of commitment constructions would be charged criminally.

"Disciplinary hearing and criminal arraignment cycles will run all the while," she said.


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