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Twelve folks hold been taken into custody in Limpopo in connection with alleged incapacity grant fraud and corruption.
The suspects, dilapidated 31 to 59, were arrested in Tzaneen on Monday in a multi-disciplinary takedown operation by the Hawks, police and officers from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).
“It’s alleged that between the duration 2018 and 2019 the Sassa officers colluded with an intermediary to recruit non-qualified [sic] folks in Tzaneen house to register for incapacity grants at a rate,” Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke talked about.
Investigations printed that a minimum of 21 folks were recruited. They paid R3 500 every.
“As a consequence, the department suffered a loss of over R300 000 which ability of these illegal activities,” Maluleke talked about.
The suspects encompass three Nkowankowa Sassa officers, one intermediary and eight folks that enact no longer qualify for Sassa grants. They were expected to look within the Tzaneen Justice of the Peace’s Court docket soon on fraud and corruption charges.
“The investigation to glimpse for other notable suspects continues,” Maluleke added.
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