4 March 2013
The IFP supports the raids currently being
conducted by the Department of Social Development in the South
African Social Security Agency offices
(Sassa) in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal. The
Department should conduct the raids on all Sassa offices across
the country as they are clearly breeding grounds for corruption.
All Sassa officials found guilty of committing
fraud and theft of monies should be fired and arrested.
Beneficiaries who are found to be benefiting fraudulently from
grants should also be stripped of their grant allowance and
It is shocking to learn that R2.7 million was
stolen by a fraud syndicate in just 6 months! That money could
have been used to benefit thousands of legitimate grant
beneficiaries. It's also appalling to hear that Sassa officials even steal the machines that produce Sassa cards! Sassa
should have high security in their offices and the Department
should come up with a workable security strategy to prevent
fraud from being conducted by its officials.
Corruption must be rooted out in all
Ms Helen Makhuba MP, 073
IFP Spokesperson on Social Development
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Ms. Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497