Two women have allegedly been using the name of President Zuma and the Presidency to obtain favours and jobs.
And the Presidency has warned the public and businesses about these imposters “The Presidency wishes to alert company executives and the public about two impostors who abuse the name of President Jacob Zuma and the Presidency to obtain jobs and favours,” the Presidency said in a news release today. 4 August 2015.
According to the release one woman, who goes by the name of Pink Nomathamsanqa Vena, allegedly approaches senior executives in companies looking for employment or favours. She was reportedly an executive at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) until three months ago.
She claims to have been referred to them by Presidency’s Chief Operations Officer, Lakela Kaunda, acting on the instructions of President Jacob Zuma. “The President has never met Ms Vena, neither has Ms Kaunda. Company executives approached by Ms Vena are urged to exercise caution and also to report her to the police,” the Presidency warned.
The Presidency also alerted the public to a another woman apparently employed as a receptionist at Hillview High School in Mayville, Pretoria, who allegedly uses the name of the Presidency to defraud people. She allegedly promises to secure employment at the Presidency in exchange for money. She has been reported to the Ministry of Basic Education for investigation.
“Members of the public are urged to be vigilant and to verify information at all times, and not allow themselves to be misled by unscrupulous individuals.”