According to Lindiwe Zulu, SASSA is opening criminal cases against each government employee who irregularly received the Special COVID-19 SRD grant.
Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu told the National Council of Provinces that SASSA is opening criminal cases against all government employees who received the R350 grant during the pandemic.
On Tuesday, Zulu responded to a written parliamentary question, where she confirmed that SASSA is opening cases against those implicated.
These cases will be opened in batches by the agency.
In September, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the revelation that thousands of government employees have illegally been receiving social grants proves that the country has a long way to go towards instilling a culture of ethics in the public service.
When dealing with financial fraud, SASSA works with other government agencies to address the matter.
Paseka Letsatsi, the SASSA spokesperson, states that the agency has to follow the required protocols to ensure that those who illegally received the social grant are brought to justice.
According to the agency, a number of these individuals have been suspended to ensure that they do not have access to their systems.
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