The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has had another employment scam operating in Western Cape reported to it.
“The SANDF recruitment process is free and no money is required for application,” Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga said in response to complaints about a group going by the name of Amabutho Royal Defence.
“The group apparently poses as a recruitment agency for the SANDF and lures innocent victims from churches and schools over weekends. They falsely demand R700 for transportation to Pretoria and a T-shirt telling potential recruits they will receive a salary of R13 000 a month and be given the opportunity to study further.”
The group appears to confine its illegal recruitment activities to the Cape Flats and the Wellington, Paarl, Ceres and Robertson areas of Western Cape.
“The public should report any person or persons demanding money from them with the promise of employment in the SANDF to either their nearest police stations or SANDF units and bases,” Mabanga said.
The defence for uses national newspapers and its own website to advertise recruitment opportunities he said again stressing the South African military did not charge citizens to apply for service.