Hunting for grant crooks

The Scorpions and other law enforcement agencies are on the trail of more than 400000 citizens suspected of illegally obtaining social grants.

Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya confirmed yesterday that the investigation and prosecution of "thieving civil servants" had been completed and the focus would shift to private citizens.

Taxpayers lose about R1,5billion a year to grant fraudsters. - Waghied Misbach