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All grants paid to public servants, except foster grants, will be removed: social development minister Lindiwe Zulu

Yes it is true, the minister of social development Lindiwe Zulu said preparations are being done to suspend all the social grants, except for the foster child grants that is being received by public servants.

The minister made this announcement replying to a parliamentary question in where she indicated that 177 108 beneficiaries were paid R200m in July current year.

Lindiwe Zulu announced that public servants are entitled to get the foster child grant.

Zulu said for the other grant types, the means test would need to be applied.

“Since the data has been released, conclusions are being made to suspend the grants, excluding the foster child grants for public servants.

“Beneficiaries who still qualify for the grant will have to come in and revise the grant and they must have documents about their income to determine if they still qualify for grants.

Lindiwe Zulu further said that there will be measures that will be followed to recover the overpaid money. 

“We found that public servants were receiving a grant which they were not supposed to, the issue will be reported to employing department for disciplinary action that will be taken.”

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