On Monday, two suspects are anticipated to come back earlier than the courtroom after they had been found to have 495 Sassa fee playing cards of their possession in Pietermaritzburg.
The SA Social Safety Company (Sassa) in KwaZulu-Natal talked about in a press release that on Saturday evening, the 2 culprits had been apprehended across the axis within the central enterprise district, after they had been unable to defend themselves on why they’d the playing cards of their possession.
Sassa additional talked about that it was after an intel got here by means of to the police, that they had been in a position to make the arrests.
The assertion reads thus:
“A car was intercepted travelling from Alex extension in the direction of N3 and stopped on the N3 close to Ashburton the place the arrested suspects had been nabbed in possession of the 495 Sassa fee playing cards which had been activated.”
“The modus operandi utilized by the syndicate is usually referred to as e-wallet, the place the suspects would switch cash out of the playing cards into the cellphone numbers linked to the sim playing cards.”
Sassa’s regional govt supervisor – Themba Matlou mentioned as finally week, a 38-year outdated police officer was arrested for the same case in Phoenix, associated to the arrest of the duo.
Themba Matlou mentioned:
“This clearly proves that we stay relentless in our pursuit of a corruption-free social grant system.”
“There will probably be no leniency proven to anybody who preys on social grants beneficiaries. We’re happy that members of the general public are actually taking a stand and won’t tolerate fraud and corruption.”