The Inkatha Freedom Party will be writing again to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, and request that an IFP draft resolution in terms of Rule 253(1)(a) be placed before the House for ratification to establish an Ad Hoc Committee to investigate SASSA, CPS and its Social Grant Payment System.
IFP spokesperson on Social Development, Ms Liezl van der Merwe, MP, said, “This crisis remains beyond belief. It has now emerged that Cash Paymaster Systems profited in the sum of R1.1bn by paying out social grants to beneficiaries. Such shameless profiteering by a white, foreign-owned company with questionable BBBEE credentials, is an insult to our poor and most vulnerable.”
These profits are only a reflection of those earned on the payment of grants and do not reflect additional profits made from third party illegal deductions and other business.
“This profit should have gone to increasing grant amounts, electrification, infrastructure development, health, education and a myriad of other much needed services for the poor and indigent in South Africa, but instead will now in all likelihood, leave the country and go straight into the pockets of CPS and its shareholders.
Needless to say, such profiteering flies directly in the face of the governing party’s radical economic transformation agenda.
“Parliament now has a duty to the citizens of the country to hold SASSA and CPS to account. The parasitic relationship between the Minister, SASSA and CPS must be brought out into the open. The country demands answers,” concluded van der Merwe, MP.
Ms LL van der Merwe, MP
IFP spokesperson on Social Development
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