The Guptas seems to be under State protection, because after the multiple allegations and national call for the speedy prosecution and seizure of all illegal acquisitions from South Africa’s government, the powerful family is on the verge of enjoying another robust (SASSA) contract from the government.
Former African National Congress (ANC) member of Parliament (MP) Vytjie Mentor claims South Africa’s social grants system is destined to end up in the hands of the Gupta family. unless urgent intervention is taken.
Mentor released a statement over Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini’s attempt to ease fears over grants not being paid to beneficiaries come April 1.
There are concerns the South African Social Security Agency has failed to implement a plan for when the contract with the current service provider lapses at the end of this month.
In 2014, the Constitutional Court found the contract to be invalid.
The State capture whistle-blower has joined a myriad of voices lambasting Dlamini for how she has been handling the social grants crisis.
On her Facebook page, Mentor states she has learnt from reliable sources that a Gupta family-owned company will be appointed at the ’11th hour’ to distribute the grants.
She adds they will also be responsible for the biometric cards.