Johannesburg - The DA has called on the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to investigate why a ward councillor in the Northern Cape earns a disability grant.
The ANC ward councillor, Martin Papiers from Kai !Garib Municipality, allegedly earns R1 690 in disability grant in addition to his monthly salary of R23 000.
The DA claims Papiers has been earning the grant since he was elected as a ward councillor at the local government elections in 2016.
The DA's Harold McGluwa said a number of people have registered complaints about Papiers for months with no success.
"Papiers’ confidence in his fellow companions at the Sassa branch in Keimoes has resulted in him arrogantly challenging community members who, on numerous occasions, reported him to local Sassa officials, to no avail. These officials are aware of Papiers’ daylight robbery of state funds, but choose to turn a blind eye," said McGluwa.