Officials warn of “fake” Bushbuckridge municipal jobs

A Mr Mogale’s bank account is said to be accepting upfront payment before you are employed and is posing as a municipal official.


The public is being warned of “fake” municipal jobs after an unemployed woman was promised a job by a “recruitment agent”.

The Bushbuckridge local municipality says they were made aware of this when they were informed by a local female job seeker who was almost tricked into depositing R2 300 into the bank account of a “Mr Mogale”.

Municipal spokesman Aubrey Mnisi said the young woman was promised one of the advertised jobs which closed on 9 November 2018.

He said the Mr Mogale is accompanied by a lady.

“It must be noted that the municipality doesn’t use recruitment agents and will not want money for anyone to get employment,” Mnisi said this week.

He said their posts are advertised in newspapers, municipal notice boards and on www.bushbuckridge.gov.za.

“And we are appealing to community members not to fall prey to this scam. The fake municipal recruitment agents who are posing as employees of the municipality are using the following numbers to phone unsuspecting job seekers 063 629 8351 or 082 070 6614,” added Mnisi.

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Sylvia Nxumalo celebrates clean audit

She says this is really an achievement because at one stage the municipality was troubled and placed under administration.


Bushbuckridge mayor Sylvia Nxumalo is happy her municipality received a clean audit.

This comes few months after the municipality scooped an award at the annual Chartered Institute of Government Financial, Audit and Risk Officers (CIGRARO) event in Cape Town.

The municipality was honoured for being the most improved municipality in terms of audit outcomes.

For the financial year 2016/17, the Auditor-General’s report shows the Bushbuckridge municipality received a clean audit and Nxumalo is quite content with it.

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Nxumalo’s spokesman Aubrey Mnisi said they are proud of their work and wished  “to announce that the financial statements were done in-house without the use of consultants.

“The statements were fairly presented,” Mnisi said.

“This is undoubtedly an achievement for a municipality which was at one stage placed under the provincial administration, to attain such a feat and to attain an unqualified audit outcome is a dream come true. The municipality’s goal of achieving a clean audit characterised by good governance is one step closer to realisation,” Mnisi said.

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