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Sassa halts cash delivery services to cash pay points due to ongoing unrest

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Due to the unrest in the country the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has advised that they will not be providing any cash delivery services to any cash pay points until further notice to ensure the safety of its beneficiaries.

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DUE TO the unrest in the country the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has advised that they will not be providing any cash delivery services to any cash pay points until further notice to ensure the safety of its beneficiaries.

Sassa CEO Totsie Memela urged beneficiaries to remain calm and await communication as to when the payment at pay points will resume.

“Sassa beneficiaries are reminded that their cards can be used to purchase goods or receive cash from merchants or bank ATMs. However, beneficiaries are urged to ensure that it is safe for them to frequent any of these alternative facilities and to follow the Covid-19 protocols at all times.”

He indicated that payments would be processed as soon as the situation had stabilised.

“We have to protect our beneficiaries as they might be caught up in the cross fire especially those in high risk areas. Payments will be made as soon as the situation is calm and it is safe.”

Memela added that Sassa needed to take precautions as they had noticed an increase in cash-in-transit heists over the past months.

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