Question NW1128 to the Minister of Social Development

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03 May 2018 - NW1128

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

(1)(a) During which periods did the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) pay for the security services to the former Minister of Social Development’s children and (b) what amount did it cost the SASSA; (2) whether the SASSA is still paying for the security services; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the reasons?

Reply:

1. (a) SASSA paid security services for the former Minister’s children in the year 2014/15

(b) Amount spent was R 2 008 086

2. SASSA stopped payments after expiry of the contract i.e. February 2015. Currently SASSA wrote to the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to make representation why the said amount should not be recovered from her, this forms part of preliminary steps to recover the amount concern.

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