09 April 2014.
The IFP calls on SASSA (the South Africa
Social Security Agency) to speed up its investigation into the
15 SASSA officials from Mpumalanga who allegedly defrauded the
agency of more than R100m.
Even though cases of fraud like this are
common at SASSA, this is shocking!
Corruption in this country is a crisis that needs to be urgently
dealt with, and the ANC government is failing dismally to do so.
SASSA has been defrauded a number of times by
its officials, but it seems nothing effective has been done to
reduce fraud at the agency. Taxpayers’ money is stolen at SASSA
by its officials; this shows security measures to prevent
corruption and fraud at SASSA are weak, if they exist at all.
The agency needs to establish and implement strict measures to
The IFP calls on SASSA and the Department of
Social Development to present their strategy for fighting fraud
and corruption at SASSA.
After SASSA has completed the disciplinary
hearing of the Mpumalanga officials, we expect those involved in
fraud to be arrested and to face the full might of the law. They
must serve time in jail. SASSA must recover all taxpayers’ money
stolen by its officials.
Millions of Rands of taxpayers’ money has been
eaten by greedy, corrupt individuals who do not care about the
ordinary citizens who depend on this money for their survival.
IFP Spokesperson on Social Development, Ms
Helen Makhuba MP, 073 268
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