A similar car seen at Dangor's break-in and outside Sassa CEO's house

It's still unclear whether the break-in at the house of former Social Development director general, Zane Dangor, is linked to his disagreements regarding payments of social grants while still in his position at the department.

Earlier this month Dangor resigned from Social Development citing differences between him and Minister Bathabile Dlamini on how grants should be paid from 1 April.

A car believed to be driven by one of the suspects who broke into Dangor's house was seen outside the house of South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO, Thokozani Magwaza.

Listen to EWN's Ziyanda Ngcobo below for more details...


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