Four South African Social security agency (Sassa) officials have been arrested in the eastern Cape which were granted bail of 2000 in the specialised commercial crimes Court.
Those who are arrested - senior administrator Philani Kwatsha 44 from Kieskammahoek, Vunyile Toto 48 from Cradock, Maziwamidida Ngqobo 46 from Cradock, and Zuvukile Qaleta 40 from Graaff-Reinet, they all appeared in court in connection with fraud charges amounting to R5.7 million.
According to the Hawks spokesperson Captain Yolisa Mgolodela, the pair are accused of submitting over 1000 fairground applications which were processed in March 2019, the case was postponed to November 15.
Crime is such a big issue in the country, as this accused have allegedly transferred Grant money to various account for beneficiaries not known to Sassa. The bulk bank account to open the Earth postbank in Gugulethu in Cape Town.
That's what we have for now as there is still more investigations going on according to the spokesperson.
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