Beneficiaries out of pocket after mystery deductions
PENSIONERS and social grant recipients in Nelson Mandela Bay have found themselves mysteriously out of pocket and the victims in a multibillion-rand tender fight involving the Department of Social Development and its service provider, Cash Payment Services (CPS).
Community development workers and specialists have slated the way in which beneficiaries have been treated.
When New Brighton grandmother Julia Mthimkhulu, 60, tried to pay for groceries with her South African Security Agency (Sassa) card at a food store, she was confused when she was turned away by the cashier because there were no funds available.
At least 100 other beneficiaries in the Bay suffered the same embarrassment.
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