Two suspects aged 40 and 59 who reportedly work as Loan Shark Operators were arrested on 6 March 2023 around 07:00 in Witbank CBD.
It is alleged that the duo kept and used their clients’ SASSA cards.
It is said that the two suspects were nabbed after allegedly going to the ATM’s with a number of cards and making numerous withdrawals which caused a stir and wonder as to what was the reason they conducting themselves in such a manner.
About 35 SASSA cards as well as undisclosed amount of cash were found.
It is believed that the cards could have been allegedly used by the suspects to obtain some cash as repayment for loans. The cash as well as the cards were since confiscated for further investigation.
The two suspects are faced with a charge of contravening Section 133 of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 and are expected to appear at the Emalahleni Magistrate’s Court on 7 March 2023.