Tweeps have their say while SASSA beneficiaries queue for hours for grants

Tweeps have their say while SASSA beneficiaries queue for hours for grants

South Africans took to social media to share their frustration with the way SASSA beneficiaries are being treated.

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Award-winning journalist Zimkhita Manqinana took to her Twitter account to share a photo of SASSA recipients queueing in the early morning hours to receive their money.

“Social grant recipients have been queueing outside the Post Office in Mthatha since five o'clock this morning. They are hoping to receive the monthly #SASSA grants. They visited their regular paypoints only to be told to go to the bank, but that was unsuccessful. #sabcnews”, Manqinana captioned the post.

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The tweet sparked outrage on social media, with tweeps slamming the treatment of the SASSA beneficiaries, most of who are old people.

“My heart just sank into my stomach, how does one go to sleep in a security guarded warm bed mansion when a 70 year old gogo is walking in the cold dark to fetch money she might no get to feed her family. PATHETIC!! 2019 we must make a change!”, Motaung Wa Ramokhele commented.

As reported earlier, DA Chief Whip and MP John Steenhuisen also commented Manqinana’s post.

Steenhuisen slammed the ANC and Bathabile Dlamini over the treatment of these ‘vulnerable’ people.

“This is how the ANC government treats the most vulnerable people in our society, while the architect of this misery, Bathabile Dlamini, still sits comfortably in the cabinet”, Steenhuisen wrote.

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