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Acting Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza fired

A statement released by the Department Of Social Development says Magwaza and Minister Bathabile Dlamini agreed to terminate his contract after a consultative process

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza. Picture: Twitter/@OfficialSASSA.

JOHANNESBURG - Acting South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Thokozani Magwaza has been fired.

In a statement released on Monday afternoon, the ministry says it’s agreed to terminate Magwaza's services after a consultative process with the head of its legal services.

Magwaza has allegedly received death threats after cancelling R47 million worth of work stream contracts set up by Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Magwaza was dismissed after the Social Development Department's legal team held a consultative process between him and Minister Dlamini.

The department's Lumka Oliphant said: “The department would like to thank Mr Magwaza for the role he played as the CEO of Sassa and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Just last week it emerged that Magwaza was being pressured into accepting an exit package after clashing with the minister on certain issues, particularly the Sassa payment scandal.

Magwaza is due to testify against the minister in a public inquiry into her role in the debacle.

He's disagreed with Dlamini's affidavit in which she argues that she should not be held personally liable.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)

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