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Sassa fraudsters granted R10,000 bail each

SASSA - Sassa fraudsters granted R10,000 bail eachNelspruit Justice of the Peace’s courtroom have granted bail to 2 of the three males who have been caught planning to hack the Sassa system and steal cash meant for social grants.

Brian Mfundo Masina, 28, and Moses Khumalo, 36 have been granted R10,000 bail on Wednesday whereas the third confederate, 40-year-old Mathole Sydwel Masilela was denied bail

The three have been arrested throughout an intelligence-driven operation organized by a multidisciplinary crew led by the Hawks’ severe corruption investigation unit in Mbombela on July 24.

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Capt Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi stated “this adopted a tip-off that they’d approached a Sassa official and enticed her to help them in hacking into the Sassa system to register bogus beneficiaries.”

Based on Sekgotodi, Masilela was denied bail after the courtroom heard that he was at present on R30,000 bail for committing related offences in East London.

Through the operation, an digital system which was meant for use to extract data, a laptop computer, a scanner, Sassa playing cards and the suspects’ car have been confiscated.

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If their plan labored out, they’d have had entry to Sassa beneficiaries’ accounts leaving no hint behind.

The trio are charged with corruption, fraud, conspiracy to commit an offence and contravention of the Digital Communications Act.

The case was postponed to October 22.

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