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Cape Town – Reports linking the South African Post Office (SAPO) to a bid for South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) grants to “CPS, Net1 or any other parties are not true”.

That’s according to a statement by SAPO spokesperson Bongani Diako and CEO Mark Barnes on Wednesday, after a report in The Star in the morning linked the state-owned company to the bid.

The Star said it saw correspondence between former CPS employee Dave de Beer and CPS boss Serge Belamant, in which De Beer requested Belamant to consider joining a consortium which included Barnes.

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