More than one hundred zero authorities personnel have been implicated in a graft scheme to steal money intended for the bad in SA
Johannesburg – A sizeable range of public servants should have been unlawfully benefiting from the social grants, such as team of workers in the workplaces of President Cyril Ramaphosa, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, the National Treasury and regulation enforcement agencies.
Employees of the SAPS, the National Prosecuting Authority, the Public Service Commission, the National School of Government and a number of countrywide and provincial authorities departments have been recognized as recipients of the social grants.
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has printed that almost 178 zero public servants have been receiving social grants.
The parent excludes public servants who have been paid the R350 per month social remedy of misery (SRD) grant, which was once brought in May 2020 to counter the exceptional social and financial challenges ensuing from the tough lockdown policies beneath the Disaster Management Act, following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In total, beneficiaries of social can provide employed through the nation work throughout forty five country wide authorities departments and entities, such as the Civilian Secretariat for Police and Statistics South Africa.
The recipients had been additionally determined in 117 provincial authorities departments and entities throughout all 9 provinces.
Zulu stated three 268 public servants have been located no longer to qualify to acquire social promises after a assessment procedure used to be completed.
”An quantity of R12.6 million has been recovered from public servants who have been determined no longer to qualify for the furnish that they received,” she said.
The minister stated the affected public servants had done debt acknowledgement types to allow the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) to get better the debt.
By February remaining year, 36 972 public carrier personnel had utilized for the SRD furnish and there had been investigations into the 241 public provider personnel who obtained the grant.
The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has warned that country personnel receiving any shape of profits from the public provider do no longer qualify for the SRD provide and may additionally no longer practice for it, as it is tantamount to stealing from the poor.
According to the department, this amounts to fraud as human beings who do no longer qualify to get hold of the SRD provide consist of public servants on the persal (personnel and revenue administration) system, these on internship, the government’s accelerated public works programme, learnership or any developmental programme and get hold of a structure of stipend from the state.
Government has prolonged the R350 SRD furnish with the following conditions: