Date: 10 June 2021

Pretoria – Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is aware of reports of a hostage incident at its eThekwini regional office. We have been informed that an aggrieved GEPF client held officials of the Government Pension Administration Agency (GPAA) hostage at the office.

The GEPF has been informed that there was no harm to anyone. The member has been detained by the South African Police Services (SAPS) and remains in their custody.

The GEPF is appreciative of the efforts of the South African Police Service, office security personnel and employees in dealing with the incident. The necessary counselling will be provided to the affected officials.

The GEPF remains committed to engaging with its members with respect to any concerns they have.


For more information, please contact:

Matau Molapo, Communications

T: +27 (0) 12 424 7315

M: +27 (0)79 1910 757