SANDF concerned about alleged job scam

About 220 people were promised training and employment by an unknown man during a military recruitment workshop in Pretoria.

FILE: SANDF units on parade. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it's concerned about alleged jobs for money scam involving over 200 young people who were held and tortured and has clarified that it doesn’t use individuals or groups to recruit people.

About 220 people were promised training and employment by an unknown man during a military recruitment workshop in Pretoria.

The SANDF has called on members of the public to report such activities.

The SANDF says that this case is not surprising as three years ago it became aware of people pretending to be recruitment agencies.

Spokesperson Ronald Maseko says there is an investigation underway to identify the people behind these scams.

“Whereby the SAPS will also be roped in to investigate the matter and make sure it can be resolved.”

Maseko says there is a human resources department at the SANDF responsible for hiring people.

“When this normally happens at an event that is scheduled or organised by the department or other departments.”

He says it’s a red flag if someone requests money in exchange for employment.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)