R12.6 million recovered from state employees who received Sassa grants

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Lindiwe Zulu.
Lindiwe Zulu.
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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) recovered R12.6 million from 3 268 public servants who have been found not to qualify for the grants that they received.

However, there has thus far been no consequences for state employees who have been found to receive grants they did not qualify for.

This after the Department of Social Development found 3 268 out of close to 170 000 public servants received grants they did not qualify for.

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