Govt workers still cashing in on R200m a month in grants, despite some likely fleecing the state

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Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.
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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) stopped paying social grants to over 177 000 state employees in September, but reinstated the payments.

These payments amount to more than R200 million per month.

By July 2021, 177 108 social grants – excluding the social relief grants – were received by employees of national and provincial government departments, revealed Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu in response to a parliamentary question from DA MP Mimmy Gondwe.

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