Sassa CEO Magwaza removed after accepting exit package

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Right2Know campaigners picket outside the Social Development head office over the social grants debacle on March 13, 2017 in Pretoria.

JOHANNESBURG - South African  Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Thokozani Magwaza has been removed from his position after accepting an exit package.

Magwaza has been receiving a number of death threats, relating to his work to end Sassa's contract with Cash Paymaster Services.

Earlier today, Parliament's watchdog committee Scopa condemned the death threats, saying it was an orchestrated campaign to remove Magwaza from office.

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Dlamini's office said the department had not received any official complaints from Sassa or Magwaza.

In a short statement, Dlamini confirmed that she and Magwaza had agreed to terminate his contract. She thanked him for the role he had played at Sassa, and wished him well in his future endeavours.