A Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) family, who are refugees in South Africa, were left cash-strapped for months after their children’s social grant card was rejected several times at South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).
The father, who is concerned that someone was fraudulently collecting his family’s grants, says his five South African-born children aged between 10 months and 10 years were approved to receive the grants, but have not received anything for months.
Meanwhile, SASSA spokesperson, Kgomoco Diseko, points out that, “The money was not collected until June and it lapsed. If a grant is not collected for three months, it lapses.”
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