Sassa appoints new interim CEO

The move comes two days after the Social Development Department released a statement saying that Thokozani Magwaza has left the agency by mutual agreement.

A Sassa card. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Social Security Agency has appointed its KwaZulu-Natal regional executive manager Pearl Bhengu as its new interim chief executive officer.

The move comes two days after the Social Development Department released a statement saying that Thokozani Magwaza had left the agency by mutual agreement.

Last week, it emerged that he was receiving death threats after he cancelled multi-million rand work streams implemented by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

But concerns have been raised over the following months about the relationship between Magwaza and the minister.