Limpopo Councillors Paid Twice in December Because of Error, South Africans in Disbelief

Limpopo Councillors Paid Twice in December Because of Error, South Africans in Disbelief

  • Limpopo councillors were paid twice in December because of a system error
  • The Mopani District is working hard to reverse the payments and is speaking with the employees’ banks to effect reversals
  • South Africans remarked that they should be thrown in jail and compared them to Sibongile Mani, who received millions from NSFAS

Tebogo Mokwena, a dedicated Briefly News current affairs journalist, contributed coverage of social issues in South Africa during his seven years at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News.

Mopani District councillors got paid twice in December, angering South Africans
Netizens were furious after learning that Mopani district councillors were paid two salaries in December. Images: allanswart and Rob Lewine
Source: Getty Images

Councillors in Limpopo found themselves in a lucky situation when they got paid twice in December due to a system error.

The Democratic Alliance in the province demanded that heads roll for the costly error the officials committed.

Mopani District councillors paid twice in December

Read also

2023 Matric exam results to be released on 18 January 2024, South Africans confused

Mopani district Municipality councillors were paid twice, and the Municipality is trying to reverse some of the payments, SABC News reported. The distinct’s spokesperson, Odus Ngoveni, added that the Municipality communicated with the councillors, employees, and their banks to ensure the money was reversed.

The Democratic Alliance in the region urged the Municipality to provide them with a cost recovery plan and details of how they communicate with the banks to ensure the payments are reversed.

South Africans upset

South Africans on Facebook remarked that they must be arrested and compared them to Sibongile Mani, the student who received over R14 million from NSFAS due to a system error.

Nhlanhla womfana Msisi said:

“Just like the NSFAS girl, they need to be arrested and charged for fraud because they surely ate the money instead of returning it.”

Read also

Joburg Transport MMC Kenny Kunene applauds Rea Vaya operator being placed under business rescue, SA displeased

Maverick Jones was amazed.

“That’s a first. I’ve never heard of a system error that pays double. Only a system error that robs you of your hard-earned money.”

Thato Selowa pointed out:

“You give each other loans and pay them back without interest and blame it on system errors.”

Desiree Morudu called for them to be arrested.

“Same story as that NSFAS girl. They should also be arrested if they don’t return it. The law applies to everyone.”

TEEGEE pointed out:

“Incompetence. The heads will have to roll as this could not be the first time such madness is happening.”

Musabula Shawn remarked:

“Buses to Limpopo will be full tomorrow carrying our sisters after reading this.”

Lindiwe Zulu blames Postbank for SASSA payment delays

Similarly, Briefly News reported that Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu blamed the Postbank after SASSA grant recipients did not receive their payments in September.

Read also

Ladysmith man goes missing after he tries to save someone from floods, netizens devastated

Zulu revealed that the Postbank switched systems, resulting in a recurring delay. She also apologised to recipients for the inconvenience caused. South Africans did not accept her apology and tore into her for blaming the Postbank instead of taking accountability.

Source: Briefly News

Tebogo Mokwena avatar

Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: