×

We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Five Sassa employees in KZN arrested for fraud

The suspects are due to appear in court in Mooi River on Thursday.
The suspects are due to appear in court in Mooi River on Thursday.
Image: South African Gov‏ via Twitter

Five SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) employees in KwaZulu-Natal have been nabbed for alleged fraud by the Hawks.

Hawks KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Capt Simphiwe Mhlongo said members from the Durban serious corruption investigation unit arrested the five on Wednesday.

“The suspects were arrested in different offices around Pietermaritzburg after an intensive prosecution-guided investigation by the task team comprised of Hawks members, Sassa investigators and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

“The five allegedly processed old-age grants in Mooi River local office and bank accounts were opened in the Western Cape.”

Mhlongo said the five are expected to appear in the Mooi River magistrate's court on Thursday.

Would you like to comment on this article? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.