Johannesburg - Net1 UEPS Technologies [JSE:NT1] has lost
nearly half of its value on the JSE after the payment processor said the US
Department of Justice and the FBI has launched a corruption probe against it.
Net1, which is also listed on the Nasdaq, is down 45% at
R37, after earlier slumping to R30, it lowest level on record.
The US law enforcement authorities are investigating whether
the company bribed South African government officials to secure a contract to
roll out systems to provide welfare grants, the company says in a statement.
Net1 said earlier it intends to cooperate fully with the
Net1's unit Cash Paymaster Services is the sole provider of
grants distribution services to about 10 million recipients in South Africa.