Home Affairs warns of fake officials

2019-05-02 06:01

THE Department of Home Affairs has warned members of the public that mischievous ‘election robbers’, who masquerade as Home Affairs officials, are roaming the streets.

The fake officials are robbing people, ahead of the 2019 national and provincial elections, and the department has urged the public to be vigilant.

The scammers pretend to be Home Affairs officials to can gain access to homes. They are in possession of letterheads purportedly from the Department of Home Affairs and claim the purpose of their visit is to confirm the validity of IDs for the elections.

According to the acting Home Affairs director-general, Thulani Mavuso, the fake officials then rob the unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables.

“There is no initiative of this nature from Home Affairs. We don’t come to your homes to validate your IDs. You come to us, as citizens, for IDs and other services.

“People must be careful at this time, and protect their lives, loved ones and their property,” Mavuso said.


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