UPDATE: Nehawu shuts down Sassa offices

File: Hundreds of Stutterheim residents from the Mlungisi township were unable to access their social grants payments on Wednesday, due to violent clashes between the police and protesters. 

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JOHANNESBURG - The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union’s has shut down Sassa offices on Wednesday.

Workers are picketing outside social security agency branches across the country. 

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Nehawu says its members are being forced into positions that require skills they haven't been trained in.

The union wants Sassa to get rid of the fingerprint system used to register beneficiaries, which it says is flawed. 

 

eNCA reporter Zikhona Tshona has more.