Sandf urges the public to assist in catching fraudsters

The group asks potential employees for money and promise to integrate them into the force.

FILE: Sandf officials say the force does not charge any fee for enlistment and asks the public to report any such activities. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The South African National Defence Force (Sandf) is urging the public to come forward with information about a group promising to integrate people into the force.

The fraudsters ask potential employees for money saying it will be used for administration and t-shirts.

Sandf spokesperson Brigadier General Xolani Mabhanga says the group or individuals go by the names Amabutho and the SA Cape Coloured Corps.

Mabhanga says they are operating throughout the country.

"According to the information that we have, they are operating somewhere in the Northern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State. There have also been indications that they are somewhere around Gauteng."

He added that the Sandf does not charge any fee for enlistment and asks the public to report any such activities.

"We advise people to report such activities to the nearest police station."