Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has disputed allegations that Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) demanded R1.3 billion from the embattled social security agency Sassa for alleged breach of contract.

It has emerged that CPS claimed the money after arrangements for beneficiaries to start receiving their grants from commercial banks changed.

Dlamini says she will clarify the situation at a press conference.

“We are not aware of that and when we looked into the things they are talking about, its things that were settled before actually. The starting of this tender because you’ll remember that we were paying in different provinces and it was done by different companies, but what is worse is that our system could not talk to each other so those were things settled. I know nothing about a breach of contract,” says Dlamini.

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