Post Offices Suspend SASSA Payments As Looting Continues

Due to the ongoing violence we are currently seeing in the country, various post offices have closed. With this, they've also announced that SASSA payments will be put on a pause. 

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Various post offices in different parts of the country have now been closed due to the violence currently happening. This might affect SASSA beneficiaries wishing to collect their grants.

The Post Office also announced that they'll be suspending SASSA grant payments saying on Tuesday:

SASSA grant payments at mobile pay-points remain suspended.

Beneficiaries are urged to remain calm and await communication as to when the payments at pay points will resume. It was then said, "you will be informed of the revised payment dates".

SASSA CEO, Totsie Memela, has urged beneficiaries to not panic in the meantime, as payments will be made as soon as the situation is resolved. 

Memela said SASSA has the duty to ensure that all beneficiaries are safe from danger when withdrawing their funds. 

“We have to protect our beneficiaries as they might be caught up in the crossfire especially those in high-risk areas. Payments will be made as soon as the situation is calm and it is safe,” said Memela.

Beneficiaries can still use their SASSA cards to buy goods from merchants or to withdraw cash at an ATM.

The destruction has made itself to the post offices as many post offices in KwaZulu-Natal were damaged and could then not operate. The decision was then made to close other post offices for safety.

Post offices which closed are Mitchell's Plain, Caravelle, Bosbokrand, Tonga, Seabe, Ogies, KwaMhlanga, Leraatsfontein, River Crescent and Tasbet Park. Post offices were also closed in Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng and the North West.

They hope to be able to open later in the week but will continue to monitor the state of the country. They will re-open as soon as it's safe to do so.

The general public is advised to check if the post office is operational before paying it a visit by giving them a call.

If you have any questions or need assistance, you can send an email to socialmedia@postoffice.co.za

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