Cop expected to appear in court for fraud over 39 Sassa cards, cash stash


A police officer is expected to come before the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court today for having 39 Sassa cards and R2350 cash in his possession.

Police spokesperson – Colonel Thembeka Mbele said investigation is ongoing for a fraud case, the possession of suspected stolen property, and contravention of the Special Assistance Act by Phoenix police.

Mbele said police had gotten an information on a suspect who had SA Social Security Agency cards in his possession in the environs of Phoenix.

The suspect’s vehicle was spotted on the Phoenix Highway and Hannaford Drive. The vehicle was stopped and a 38-year-old policewoman stationed at Inanda detectives was arrested,” she said.

Sassa was in support of the officer’s arrest.

Spokesperson Sandy Godlwana said apparently, some people were always arrested for being in the possession of multiple Sassa cards and large sums of money.

She further said that it was a joint workforce by Sassa, which included law enforcement agencies and the National Prosecuting Agency, that led to desirable results.

We also commend the role played by members of the public who often alert us about suspicious people in possession of Sassa cards,” said Godlwana.

Themba Matlou mentioned that the arrest of the police official revealed that corruption can never be accepted.

We encourage the public to report similar cases they may be aware of to the nearest police station. They can also report fraud matters on our Fraud Line at 080 070 1701. We will continue to intensify our fight against fraud and corruption,” said Matlou.

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