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'We'll hand out food vouchers if needs be' - Sassa payment glitch

4 July 2018 10:02 AM
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SASSA acting CEO Abraham Mahlangu says payment backlog will be cleared in 2 to 3 days.

Frustrations are running high from SASSA grant recipients.

This as a result of a 'glitch' in the system that is making it difficult for people to receive their grants on time.

Acting CEO of the South African Social Security Agency Abraham Mahlangu says they are working tirelessly for everyone to receive their money.

We are going to be reporting on the improvement of the queues on an hourly basis.

Abraham Mahlangu, Sassa acting CEO  

READ: 'The latest SASSA payment debacle is a middle finger to the poor'

We are making an undertaking that if the need comes and the queues are not clearing fast enough, we will activate the relief measures and this will take the form of food vouchers so our people cannot go home without anything to put on the table today.

Abraham Mahlangu, Sassa acting CEO  

Mahlangu says he is confident the matter will be resolved within 2- 3 days.

The rebooted system that is now working is definitely going to clear the backlog.

Abraham Mahlangu, Sassa acting CEO  

We have activated the regional communications systems now and we have conveyed the message and also to be on sight on all the convergence points where the people are queuing and we are monitoring on an hourly basis the progress of the queues.

Abraham Mahlangu, Sassa acting CEO  

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This article first appeared on 702 : 'We'll hand out food vouchers if needs be' - Sassa payment glitch


4 July 2018 10:02 AM
Tags:
SASSA
Sassa beneficiaries
Sassa grants
Post Office and Sassa deal
new Sassa cards
food vouchers

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