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SASSA Paid R2.5 M To Previous Individuals Who Helped With Execution Of Constitutional Court

Sassa paid R2.5m to guides helping with execution of Constitutional court

By Postman

Cape Town - The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) paid R2.5 million to previous individuals from the specialized board that helped the organization to execute Constitutional Court decisions and prompt on a plan of action audit for Sassa.

This was uncovered by Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu in answering DA MP Bridget Masango, when she got some information about the cycle followed to select individuals from the specialized board of trustees for the installments of social awards.

Masango got some information about the sum paid and the job of every one of the previous individuals who were evidently given forthright data by previous social improvement serve Susan Shabangu.

Masango wanted to find out whether the specialized panel had outfitted the office with any reports and whether these could be outfitted to her.

In her reaction, Zulu said the specialized board for Sassa was selected by Shabangu to help the office execute the March, 2018 Constitutional Court judgment and educate on a plan of action audit concerning Sassa.

"Different Constitutional Court decisions throughout 2017 clarified that there were difficulties with the current agreement with specialist co-ops for cash installment, without which Sassa wouldn't have the option to execute its order, and the additional limit with regards to a timeframe was required," she said.

Zulu likewise said the specialized advisory group was designated from May, 2018 to October, 2018 as per National Treasury guidelines.

It was ordered to investigate the condition of availability of Sassa and the SA Post Office to assume control over the full installment of social awards when the agreement terminated with Cash Paymaster Services in April, 2018.

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"The aggregate sum paid to the specialized council for installments of social awards was R2 534 831.05," Zulu said.

Every one of the previous council individuals were paid as follows:

1. Previous vehicle clergyman and presently ANC MP Dipuo Peters got R468 503.

2. Previous SAPS appointee public official Manoko Nchwe R449 040.

3. Previous Memela Pratt and Associates director and presently Sassa CEO Totsie Memela R235 592.

4. Previous appointee chief general Selwyn Jehoma R383 466.

5. Contracted bookkeeper Zodwa Manase R348 580.

6. Previous ecclesiastical extraordinary counselor Sipho Shezi R649 650.

By Postman

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