Presidency warns of women scammers using Zuma's name

2015-08-04 17:04
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Johannesburg – Two women are claiming to have the backing of President Jacob Zuma to get jobs and are defrauding people, the Presidency warned on Tuesday.

One of the women, who calls herself Pink Nomathamsanqa Vena, was allegedly approaching executives in companies asking for jobs or favours, spokesperson Bongani Majola said in a statement.

“[She] claims to have been referred to them by Presidency Chief Operations Officer Ms Lakela Kaunda, acting on the instructions of President Jacob Zuma. The president has never met Ms Vena, neither has Ms Kaunda.”

Anyone she approaches is urged to contact the police.

The second woman, a receptionist at a high school in Mayville, Pretoria, had allegedly been making promises to get people jobs in the Presidency, in exchange for money.

“The matter has been reported to the ministry of basic education for investigation,” Majola said.

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