PAYOUTS: Grant payments earlier in December
CAPE TOWN – People who deliberately jeopardised the agreements between the Post Office and Sassa should be held accountable.

This is according to a number of opposition parties. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) was found to be biased in creating a request for a proposal by Treasury. Moreover Treasury found that Sassa had unfairly barred the Post Office from some parts of the tender.

Members of Parliament need to address the fact that certain people have been manipulating the negotiations between Sassa and SAPO. “We need to know why and who manipulated the system and what is being done about it, and who is being held accountable,” said the DA’s Lindy Wilson.

Rose Capa, from the ANC however disagreed with this. “It was not necessary to identify mischief makers, but for us to be able to go forward.”

The EFF’s Ntombovuyo Mente then went onto say that an investigation must be created. “The Hawks must investigate who is the person who wants to hold the state at ransom.”

Mkhuleko Hlengwa, from the IFP said, “We are dealing with a criminal element which was deliberately designed to derail this process.”

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has given Sassa and SAPO two weeks to show the agreement before parliament.