MBABANE: Nosipho Mnguni, the Acting Police Spokesperson has advised the public to report cash for job scammers to the police, she said the organization has not yet commenced its recruitment exercise.
This warning comes few weeks after this Swaziland News exposed former National Commissioner of Police Senator Magagula’s son Mduduzi Magagula who allegedly conned Make Shongwe, a woman vendor of Msunduza E5000.00 promising to use the influence of his father in facilitating Shongwe’s son.
The woman vendor had told this publication in an earlier interview that Mduduzi Magagula took the money when his father was still the National Commissioner and promised to facilitate the employment, however, he failed to do so after Isaac Magagula was removed as the National Commissioner and appointed a Senator.
“It’s true, he took E5000.00 from me kodvwa-ke angicabangi kutsi kukahle lokutsi abe exposed, mine bengifuna nje kutsi ayibhadale ngoba naye bekazama imphilo ngeligama leYise (meaning: I don’t think it’s good to expose him, all I want is for him to pay back the money, he was trying to earn a living using his father's name”,she said.
Mduduzi Magagula, the son to Senator Isaac Magagula joined the fast lane when asked to comment on the matter, however, a senior police officer Assistant Superintendent Jabulani Madlopha later threatened members of the public who commented on the story on Facebook.
The police released a statement on Thursday after the Times of Swaziland published a story that implied that the organisation was in the process of recruiting thus opening doors for scammers to con members of the public thousands of Emalangeni.
“The article merely stated the need for replacement of vacancies in the police organisation but nothing about the recruitment is being done.It has become a norm that when such uncertainty arises, scammers emerge and take advantage of desperate citizens of their hard earned monies by promising to help them get recruited. The nation is advised never to accept any alleged assistance which will require any sort of payment in facilitating one’s recruitment into the Police Service. The public is once again reminded that any recruitment by the organization will be done only after an official advert has been placed in the local media platforms”, reads the statement in part.