Eastern Cape post offices 'under siege': R140m meant for social grants stolen in heists in 12 months

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Misha Jordaan

The South African Post Office (SAPO) in the Eastern Cape has lost R140 million in the past 12 months to armed robbers targeting its branches. 

The money, taken during 44 armed robberies at branches and four cash-in-transit heists, was meant to pay social grants and Expanded Public Works (EPW) workers.

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