Some people who work for the state still getting grants as Sassa does not have info on them

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Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu. (GCIS)
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu. (GCIS)

In September 2021, the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) stopped paying social grants to more than 177 000 state employees, but the following month payments were reinstated.

Months later, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu admitted the troubled payments agency did not have precise information on "the employment nature" of the reinstated beneficiaries.

Zulu was responding to a written parliamentary question from DA MP Mimmy Martha Gondwe who wanted details on the reinstated grants following their suspension on 10 September 2021.

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