Opinion: Xolani Gwala says Sassa officials must be held accountable

Business Day reports that the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) has still not filed papers to the Constitutional Court to ask for extension of its contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).

The agency was supposed to submit its request earlier this month.

702 Breakfast host, Xolani Gwala, says officials involved must be held accountable.

CPS is making it very clear that if they come to them, they will use their strong position to get more from Sassa. They say they haven't received any increases in the past couple of years.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

Sassa has had over three years to regularise this tender and to deal with this particular issue.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

If CPS is charging the department more for this contract, it's the officials who were supposed to regularise this contract who are supposed to pay from their own pockets.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

I think if we go this route, that if you make these silly mistakes that you are personally liable, perhaps this will stop some of these things.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

You are risking the 17 million people not getting their grants on the first of April, and risking government paying more for the contract that shouldn't be there in the first place.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

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