Durban Anti-Corruption Task Team bust SASSA fraud suspects

Mduduzi Makhaye (32), Bongani Magutshwa (33), Nonhlanhla Mpisane (36) and Thulasizwe Ngidi (29) appeared in the Durban Special Commercial Crime Court facing charges of fraud and corruption.

The four were arrested by Hawks members from Durban Anti-Corruption Task Team following an intensive investigation on fraud and corruption activities at the Umnini SASSA Service Centre.

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Hawks members together with SASSA internal investigation team arrived at the centre on Friday and a search was conducted. Fraudulent identity documents, birth certificates and SASSA cards were found in the accused’s possession.

Mduduzi Makhaye who is a SASSA office manager allegedly colluded with Mpisane and Ngidi in illegally processing social grant application using fraudulent documents.

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Magutshwa who is a cash pay master service official allegedly processed SASSA cards for illegal beneficiaries. They appeared on the same day and were all granted R2000 bail each. Their case was postponed to November 30, 2017.

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