Minister Zulu returned to work by monitoring the SASSA frontline service delivery in the Western Cape, however, she has yet to formally address the current SASSA grants saga.
Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu reportedly conducted several site visits at South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offices on Thursday, 14 January 2021. The purpose of the visits was to monitor the service delivery from frontline workers in the Western Cape province.
This comes as Minister Zulu has been at the centre of a few topical and contentious matters relating to SASSA. First, is the ongoing matter of the temporary disability grant payments. While the agency has encouraged reapplications in order for beneficiaries to be added back on the system, Zulu and her department have yet to provide clarity on the matter
Moreover, the minister has yet to tackle the matter of the scores of people that reportedly camped outside various SASSA offices to deal with issues of non-payment, especially amid the COVID-19 second wave. None of these matters have been formally addressed yet, and there have been no suggestions of a possible press conference for Zulu to address them.
See the post below.
The Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, visited a number of SASSA offices in the Western Cape Province to monitor frontline service delivery. #SASSACares #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/U6h99NLUfa
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) January 14, 2021