Nelspruit Justice of the Peace’s courtroom have granted bail to 2 of the three males who have been caught planning to hack the Sassa system and steal cash supposed for social grants.
Brian Mfundo Masina, 28, and Moses Khumalo, 36 have been granted R10,000 bail on Wednesday whereas the third confederate, 40-year-old Mathole Sydwel Masilela was denied bail
The three have been arrested throughout an intelligence-driven operation organized by a multidisciplinary workforce led by the Hawks’ critical corruption investigation unit in Mbombela on July 24.
Capt Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi stated “this adopted a tip-off that they’d approached a Sassa official and enticed her to help them in hacking into the Sassa system to register bogus beneficiaries.”
In keeping with Sekgotodi, Masilela was denied bail after the courtroom heard that he was at the moment on R30,000 bail for committing comparable offences in East London.
In the course of the operation, an digital gadget which was supposed for use to extract info, a laptop computer, a scanner, Sassa playing cards and the suspects’ car have been confiscated.
If their plan labored out, they’d have had entry to Sassa beneficiaries’ accounts leaving no hint behind.
The trio are charged with corruption, fraud, conspiracy to commit an offence and contravention of the Digital Communications Act.
The case was postponed to October 22.