Four SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) authorities blamed for duping the organization of over R5.9 million showed up on Friday.
Their obligations were to catch and endorse installments to Sassa recipients, for which they were assigned client names and passwords for the modernized installment framework.
As indicated by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), during the commission of the supposed misrepresentation, the charged were utilized at the accompanying Sassa workplaces: Kwatsha (in Keiskammahoek), Galela and Ngoqo (in Graaff-Reinet), and Toto (in Cradock).
"It is asserted that, on 22 March 2019, the denounced submitted the accompanying: Kwatsha caught 600 singular amount installments of existing Sassa recipients situated in different regions, including Mount Ayliff, Komani, Gqeberha and Lady Frere. The singular amount installment totalled simply over R2.9 million," NPA representative Anelisa Ngcakani said.
Galela is blamed for catching 303 singular amount installments on annuity quantities of existing Sassa recipients, who were situated in different regions, including Komani, Gqeberha and Mount Ayliff. The singular amount installment totalled about R1.4 million.
Ngoqo is affirmed to have caught 240 single amount installments on the benefits quantities of existing Sassa recipients, who were situated in Komani and Mount Ayliff. The singular amount installments totalled about R1.7 million.
The NPA added that Toto is blamed for catching 73 single amount installments on the benefits quantities of existing Sassa recipients, who were situated in Mount Ayliff and Komani. The single amount installment totalled R357 700.
They supposedly subbed the ledgers of the recipients with bogus financial balances for their own advantage.
"The supposed deceitful exercises of this plan were found a couple of days after the fact by the Eastern Cape commonplace office of Sassa. The workplace then, at that point, researched the matter," Ngcakani added.
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All installments were consequently reviewed and halted before they could go through the ledgers. The office would have experienced a complete loss of simply over R5.9 million.
The investigator, Leigh-Anne Pillay-Selahle, didn't go against bail as the charged had fixed addresses, had no past feelings or forthcoming cases, and they helped out the Hawks during the capture.
"Nonetheless, she mentioned that a measure of R5 000 bail be fixed because of the earnestness of the offense and the way that a base sentence of 15 years detainment is applied to the offenses," said Ngcakani.
Ngcakani said three of the blamed had R1 000 for bail, while Toto had R2 000.
The court ultimately allowed all the charged R2 000 bail each.
The case was delayed to 15 November 2021 for lawyers to get duplicates of the agenda.
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