MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP Calls for A Recovery Plan for Social Grants Deductions

30 July 2014.

  

The IFP in the KwaZulu Natal Legislature calls for clarity on how SASSA will recover money lost due to unlawful debit deductions from the social grants beneficiariesí bank accounts.

 

"SASSA, the Department of Social Development and third parties must be held accountable for the unlawful deductions and must compensate the victims financially as soon as possible. It is the duty of SASSA to make sure that their service providers cannot infiltrate and manipulate their payment system," said IFP Spokesperson on Social Development, Mrs Ncamisile Nkwanyana, MPL.

 

"Measures must be put in place to ensure that translators are present at pay point to ensure they are able to communicate with beneficiaries in their language in order to sow trust and confidence in the service providers, and also to make sure that beneficiaries are at all times aware of exactly how much money is being deposited in their accounts," concluded Mrs Nkwanyana.

 

Issued by: 

Ncamisile Nkwanyana MPL, IFP Spokesperson on Social Development,

084 736 5183 / 078 302 3991

 

For Media Enquiries:

IFP KZN Provincial Legislature Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase,

073 024 5675