Social grant payouts have been going smoothly - Lindiwe Zulu
The first day of the early distribution of social grants has been going smoothly says Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.
Special transport arrangements have been made for taxis and some buses to be allowed to operate between 5am and 8pm this week to ensure beneficiaries receive their funds.
Zulu joins Clement Manyathela on the Midday Report to chat about her visit to several paypoints in Soweto and Alexandra.
Minister @LindiweZulu and the Acting MEC for the Department of Social Development in Gauteng, @Lesufi, are visiting @OfficialSASSA paypoints around Gauteng to ensure that precautions are in place for the protection of beneficiaries against #COVID19. @SAgovnews @nda_rsa pic.twitter.com/6D98y441pH— Social Development (@The_DSD) March 30, 2020
We visited paypoints in Alexandra, Soweto and Eldorado Park. We are also keeping in touch with other provinces where there seems to be challenges. It has been going smoothly so far and our plans in terms of making sure that Sassa grants are paid and making sure that big retail shops are opened has worked out.Lindiwe Zulu, Minister - Social Development
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