8 Sassa officials in court for alleged R5.5m fraud

2017-03-24 18:14
Sassa head office. (News24)

Sassa head office. (News24)

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Tonga - Eight Sassa officials appeared in the Tonga Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges of committing social grant fraud amounting to R5.5m, Mpumalanga police said. 

Seven women and a man, aged between 32 and 63, allegedly manipulated the SA Social Security Agency's system by registering able-bodied people as suffering with disabilities for them to receive social grants, Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi said in a statement.

They were released on R2 000 bail each. The case was postponed to May 26 for further investigation. 

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