SANDF Jobs Scam – The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is pissed about the jobs-for-money scam involving about 300 young job seekers.
The SANDF jobs scam emerged yesterday after it was reported that military police and the Gauteng provincial government are investigating a case of human trafficking of about 300 young South Africans who were discovered stranded in Wonder Park, northern Pretoria.
Later preliminary investigations linked the job seekers to a man posing as a colonel in SANDF.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the man trafficked the job seekers between the ages of 18 and 30 from KwaZulu-Natal under the false pretence of employment in the force.
As alleged, the man collected an undisclosed amount of money from unsuspecting parents in KZN. The Department of Social Development related that he collected the money from the parents promising to employ their kids in the force.
He, however, abandoned the job seekers at the Wonder Park Shopping complex since last week.
The Gauteng provincial government rescued the victims. As learnt, its Department of Social Development dispatched a team of social workers to the scene.
They assisted the victims with food and provided transportation to take them back to their homes.
SANDF is attending to the matter through the military police. Nonetheless, the force emphasised that it does not utilise individuals, groups or groupings to recruit.
“…There is no integration into the SANDF following parliament’s promulgation of the Termination of Integration Intake Act of 2001 and the Demobilisation Amendment Act of 2001 that formally and legally brought the integration process to an end on 31 December 2002,” SANDF stated.
Its spokesperson Colonel Ronald Maseko described the incident as a deliberate plot to mislead members of the public regarding recruitment into the SANDF.
Colonel Maseko urged South Africans to report such activities or any individual soliciting money from them with the promise of securing employment in the SANDF to the nearest SAPS station or SANDF base.