Empty promises for families of Centane bus crash victims

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Empty promises for families of Centane bus crash victims

Sassa had vowed new caregivers would receive grants from May and food parcels for at least three months

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Promised food relief has still not reached 25 desperate families in Centane in the Eastern Cape, two weeks after the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) and provincial social development department promised to deliver.

Even the new caregivers Sassa promised would be registered in the wake of beneficiaries dying have not been processed. They will have to wait until Monday, when Sassa offices reopen.

As if that is not enough for the affected families, Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has instructed the provincial treasury department to conduct a forensic investigation into allegations against the provincial transport department for “the improper conduct in the expenditure for the funeral service of the Centane bus accident victims”...

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