PRETORIA: The Cash In Transit (CIT) industry has notified the Agencies that they will not be providing deliveries to cash points until further notice.
Following the disruptions by protesters initially in KwaZulu-Natal which then escalated to other parts of Gauteng especially Soweto and Alexander, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) was forced to close its pay points until ‘disruptions are resolved’.
“Due to the unrest in the country that has been escalating in the past few days, the Cash In Transit industry has informed the South African Social Security Agency that they will not be providing any cash deliveries to the SASSA cash payment points until further notice,” says Ms Totsie Memela-Khambula SASSA CEO.
As the setback of payments is deployed, the agency believes the plan aims to minimize risks due to the ungovernable lootings taking place. Ms Memela-Khambula added that this has been done to ensure the safety of the agency’s beneficiaries and theirs.
Yesterday, Jabulani Mall in Soweto Gauteng is the latest to be looted by community members. The violence has been escalating rapidly in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal since the early hours of Monday around 1am, where community members barricaded highways, burnt malls and loot stores.