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SAPS PUBLIC WARNING: Public Warning about Bogus Police Jobs and other Advertisements

SAPS | National SA News | NARI
9 Jan 2019, South Africa:

Media Statement from Mpumalanga Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison

South African Police Service

NELSPRUIT – Police Management in Mpumalanga have issued a warning to the community about a bogus South African Police Service entry level trainee intake advertisement that is circulating on social media platforms lately.

The advert states that there is currently an intake for entry level Constables and that interested individuals should go to their nearest police stations and apply. Members of the community are therefore

sensitised that this advert is false, fake and its origins are unknown.

The facts that the public should know are that the last trainee intake for 2019, was advertised in May last year (2018), and the closing date was on 15 June 2018. At the current moment, the selection process is almost complete.

It is against this backdrop that the Provincial Commissioner of the Police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma strongly condemned the author(s) of this bogus advert and wondered what their intentions were, if not to scam people of their hard earned money. “The SAPS has not circulated any advert recently, at least not in this province. Members of the community must be extremely cautious of this and other similar fake information that is posted on social media from time to time. In most cases, these adverts require people to make cash deposits. Usually the targeted individuals would be directed to make use of cardless services offered by banks to deposit the money then forward the pin and other relevant information to them", said General Zuma.

He further stated that the SAPS does not require any money for employment opportunities within the organisation,  and unless an advert is posted on the official SAPS website or reputable newspaper, that advert maybe a scam and members of the public are advised to enquire at their nearest police station if unsure.


Enquiries: Brigadier Leonard Hlathi - 082 462 0804