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CPS CEO unaware of Sassa’s complaint to police, ConCourt

Herman Kotze says CPS will be abiding by the Constitutional Court's order to end its services to Sassa at the end of September.

FILE: The Constitutional Court in Braamfontein. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) CEO Herman Kotze says he's unaware that South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) has reported the company to the police and the Constitutional Court over alleged attempts by company employees to frustrate the migration of grant beneficiaries to the new payment system.

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu and Cabinet colleague and Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane made the claims on Thursday during an update on the progress in implementing the Constitutional Court's rulings on grant payments.

Kotze says CPS will be abiding by the Constitutional Court's order to end its services to Sassa at the end of September.

“We intend to terminate our services on 30 September so there is no reason why we would be boosting staff numbers at this point in time, just to tell people that they shouldn’t be taking the Post Office accounts.”

He says the company will take action if it is presented with hard evidence of employees' wrongdoing.

“If any of our employees are acting outside the mandate that they have and their job descriptions, we will certainly take immediate action against them… if we get presented with some firm evidence.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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