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Municipal payroll official arrested for fraud and money laundering

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KWAZULU NATAL – Nomfundo Mthembu (32) and five other suspects appeared briefly at the Durban Serious Commercial Crime Court on Thursday for alleged fraud and money laundering. Mthembu a payroll official from Jozini Municipality allegedly created a number of ghost employees during March 2016 until January 2017 and transferred almost R252 thousand as salary payments […]




Beware of Durban Storm Fraudsters

Fraud Alert:

It has come to the eThekwini Municipality’s attention that certain unscrupulous individuals are fraudulently posing as eThekwini officials who have been sent by the Mayor to register people affected by the recent storms. It is alleged that these culprits are charging vulnerable people a fee for the alleged registration. The Municipality would like to strongly […]




7 Durban Home affairs officials arrested for fraud

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Hawks members from Durban Commercial Crime unit together with Home Affairs Counter Corruption Team, arrested seven suspects for fraud, contravention of the Immigration Act and Identification Act. The Home Affairs Counter Corruption Team discovered that there were some irregularities in the issuing of late birth certificates at Mzimkhulu, Bulwer and Ulundi Home Affairs offices. Members […]




Please report fraudsters selling Municipal jobs to police

Fraud Alert:

The EThekwini Municipality has been alerted to a scam where unsuspecting individuals have fallen victim to fraudulent advertisements from a con artist claiming to be a Municipal employee. In the latest scam, applicants are told to pay a fee ranging from R150 to R1500 in order to secure a job at the Municipality as either […]