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sassaThe Citizen reports that SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) officials in eMkhondo (formerly Piet-Retief), Mpumalanga have been left “traumatised and dejected” after footage emerged of alleged “rituals” being conducted in their office after hours.

Two weeks ago workers at the regional office complained about finding needles scattered on the floor almost daily. Authorities looked at security footage and found five people, including two Sassa officials and three unknown men believed to be traditional healers, in the office after hours. In the footage, shared online, men can be seen moving around the office from one desk to another. Sassa Mpumalanga spokesperson Senzeni Ngubeni described the footage as ‘disturbing’ and added: “The entire matter is currently under investigation to determine if consequence management can be taken.” The office has since been evacuated and temporarily closed. However, the public is still being assisted with Sassa-related business in a different location. Additionally, Sassa said a process of deep cleaning the office was underway and therapy was also being offered to affected individuals.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Enkosi Selane and watch the video at The Citizen

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