Unemployed lady expresses frustration after Covid-19 grant declined

Unemployed lady expresses frustration after Covid-19 grant declined

- A woman took to Twitter to share her frustration with the South African government

- She revealed her application for the Covid-19 relief fund had been declined

- According to SASSA, she has a source of income but the woman has been unemployed for several years

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The coronavirus has left many people in a financial crisis, which forced the SA government to act. A Covid-19 relief fund was established by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his cabinet in the first month of the lockdown and people who are unemployed or unable to work for any reason could apply for R350.

However, many have expressed their frustrations with the relief fund, with some not getting their money while others are turned down for no good reason.

A woman, who was identified as Ziyanda Malongwana on Twitter, has called out President Cyril Ramaphosa after her application for the Covid-19 relief fund was declined.

Malongwana shared a screenshot of the text message she received from SASSA, which claims the application was denied based on the fact that she receives an income.

However, Malongwana claimed she has been unemployed for the past four years and wanted to know what form of income SASSA claims she received.

Malongwana captioned the post:

"Dear Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, I as an unemployed citizen of South Africa would like to know why was my application declined. I have been unemployed for four years now and SASSA claims that I have other source of income. Iphi le source of income?"

Take a look at her post below:

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Other social media users shared Malongwana's experience and revealed they too were denied the money allocated for the Covid-19 relief fund.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the ongoing feud between the government and the taxi industry has reached yet another stumbling block as taxi associations threaten to disrupt operations in Gauteng.

This was confirmed by the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) following futile engagements with Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. In an effort to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the government issued a regulation that taxi passenger capacity should be at 70% percent.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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