Bogus employment recruiters are named

2017-03-09 06:01

MEMBERS of the public are once again warned not to pay for government or municipal jobs.

The Ray Nkonyeni Municipality (RNM) was alerted that there are people who are conning job seekers to make payments in exchange for employment with the municipality.

Municipal spokesperson Simon April said that through the anti-fraud and corruption hotline, it has come to their attention that there may be a syndicate that is co-ordinated or led by a bogus Bonga Mathebula and a Dave who claim to be employed by the municipality.

“There are no such employees and they are con artists who are hell-bent on ripping off those who are in desperate need of employment,” said April.

The municipality urges the public to never pay or offer to pay someone for employment, whether it is the municipality or anywhere else.

“Despite previous numerous warnings in this regard, it seems people are still tempted to be conned by these ruthless people.

“It should be noted that the municipality has a clear policy or procedure when employing people — the posts are advertised openly, then short-listed applicants are invited to undergo a process of being assessed for their suitability for that post.

“There is no way that a person who has not been employed yet will be required to pay for training or a uniform. In actual fact, employees do not pay for employment training and uniforms,” he said.

If someone demands some payment for employment, they should be reported to the RNM Anti-Fraud and Corruption Hotline at 0801 111 660 or the Presidential Hotline 17737.

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