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JOHANNESBURG - Post Office CEO Mark Barnes says he hopes the new Sassa CEO will abide by an agreement allowing the Post Office to take over the payment of social grants.
Barnes says former Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza signed off on a deal with the Post Office just days before he was allegedly ousted earlier this week.
BREAKING: #ThokozaniMagwaza told Post Office SASSA intended to appoint it as a "Service Aggregator" to pay grants - days before his removal pic.twitter.com/XthSwo6bWC— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) July 20, 2017
Sassa confirmed on Wednesday that its KwaZulu-Natal regional executive manager Pearl Bhengu has been appointed interim CEO.
Barnes says the Post Office is ready to take over social grant payments.