| Sassa legitimate in court docket for allegedly the use of incorrect matric certificate to gain job, pocketing R4m

Barbara Maregele, GroundUp

A Sassa legitimate in Mpumalanga has appeared in court docket for allegedly lying about her skills and in flip pocketing a salary of spherical R4 million over 14 years.

Alina Dimakatso Nkwanyana Selepe used to be launched on R3 000 bail by the Mbombela Justice of the Peace’s Court on Monday. She used to be arrested by contributors of the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation unit in Volksrust on Friday.

“It’s miles alleged that in 2006 there used to be an marketed post for an administration workforce chief in the department of Sassa. In applying for the mentioned discipline, the suspect submitted a incorrect matric certificate… [A matric certificate] used to be one in every of the necessities for that job. This potential that, the suspect used to be employed and appointed as an administration workforce chief at Sassa,” Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi mentioned.

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Sekgotodi mentioned the alleged fraud used to be stumbled on at some level of a vetting task all the arrangement in which by which skills had been verified by the Division of Training.

“The topic used to be reported to the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation Nelspruit at some level of December 2020 and investigation published that the suspect prejudiced the authorities over R4 million in salary between 2006 and 2020 (sic),” Sekgotodi mentioned.

The case used to be postponed to 26 March.

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