Armed robbery won't affect social grant payments: Sassa

Armed robbery won't affect social grant payments: Sassa

The South Africa Social Security Agency says yesterday's armed robbery at its KwaDukuza offices on the north coast will not affect the payment of social grants in any way.   

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Steve Bhengu
More than 10 computers were taken by the gunmen, who held up security guards in the early hours of the morning.  

Sassa's Mbizeni Mdlalose says the gang fled in a vehicle.

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He says there is no need for social grant beneficiaries to worry, promising that payments will be made on time.

"We are using an online system, which means that we do have a back-up. It is not a manual system, people will be paid as normal," said Mdlalose.

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He said contingency plans have been put in place to ensure the office operates as per normal.

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