Some pensioners and
child grant recipients in Badplaas in Mpumalanga are battling SASSA officials,
claiming the agency has deducted money from their accounts without consent.
individuals have requested help from the Congress of the People.
In a recent statement,
COPE said that SASSA had cheated these people by saying they had bought
electricity or airtime even though many had neither mobile phones nor
COPE Spokesman Dennis
Bloem explained the Congress of the People would be meeting some of the
affected pensioners and child grant recipients today.
They will also go to
the police to lay charges of fraud against these criminals who prey on the
Bloem highlighted that
COPE has written to Minister Bathabile Dlamini ten days ago in which they
requested an urgent meeting to discuss the unlawful deductions, but the
minister has still not responded.
“we want the Minister
to know that by ignoring our request to meet she is helping to exacerbate the
problem and that it would be In her best interest to meet urgently” Bloem
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