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South Africans Complain Over SASSA-Declined R350 Payments

Many South Africans aren’t happy right now and are blaming the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) for the woes, accusing the body of declining to pay them.

The was set up in the hit of the coronavirus pandemic to take care of select members of the public who might be deeply affected by the lockdown measures imposed on the country by the government in its bid to curb the spread of the virus.

Since then, millions of rand have been disbursed to members of the public. The disbursement will continue until early next year.

Angry South Africans who have applied for but have not gotten the R350 relief fund have stormed Twitter to condemn the body for claiming they have alternative sources of income and declining to pay them. You can check out some of the comments below.

On its official website, though, noted that applicants are welcome to lodge an appeal with the Department of Social Development for each month their application was declined. However, failure to do that without the stipulated time will lead to SASSA sustaining its decision. That is, it stays declined.

It remains to be seen how the government will respond to the current protests.

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