Meanwhile, the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has issued a list of items included in the food parcels being distributed to communities.
This is after photos of food parcels allegedly distributed to communities emerged on social media, sparking questions about the make-up of the parcels.
According to Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi, the items seen in the photos were not from Sassa.
“You may want to check properly; that was not [a] Sassa package,” Letsatsi said.
Sassa also responded to a question on Twitter about whether the food parcels were worth R1,200.
“This is the Sassa specification for food parcels. Please don't believe any malice to the contrary that is peddled on these streets. To apply for social relief of distress please dial 0800 60 10 11 toll free and select option 3,” the agency said.
Here is a list of items included in the food parcels provided by Sassa:
- Maize meal - 1 x 12.5kg;
- Nutritional supplement - Morvite porridge or approved substitute;
- Cooking oil - 2 x 750ml;
- Pilchards - 6 x packs;
- Soya mince - 3 x packs;
- Sugar - 1 x 2.5kg;
- Sugar beans - 1 x 2kg;
- Bread flour - 1x 2.5kg;
- Tea bags - 2 x 100;
- Yeast - 2 x 10g;
- Peanut butter - 1 x 500g;
- Milk - 1 box of 6 x 1l;
- Toothpaste - 2 x 100g;
- Washing soap - 2 x 500g;
- Sanitary towels - 3 x pack of 8