SASSA grant recipients can still collect their grants at the Port Alfred post office. That’s according to South African Post Office (SAPO) spokesperson Suzie Khumalo. She was responding to a query from Talk of The Town following a tipoff that the Port Alfred post office was barely functional.
Sources told Talk of The Town that SAPO staff could send parcels nor fetch them from the regional office in Gqeberha because the petrol card had run out and had not been renewed.
However, Kumalo assured TOTT that the transport challenges that the local branch was experiencing had been resolved. “The Post Office has been experiencing irregular transport challenges but that has since been sorted and mail has now started to move slowly though,” said Khumalo.
The town’s post office was closed for several months last year because of a rental dispute with the owner of the building they were renting.