Public warned of fraudsters posing as eThekwini officials demanding payment for registering storm victims

It has come to our 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 condemn this behaviour and assures members of the public that no payment is required for them to receive any type of assistance from Government.

Residents are urged to be weary of this criminal behaviour and be cautious when allowing people into their homes.
*Those whose homes have been damaged by the storm are encouraged to report to their local Councillor or call the Disaster Management Centre on 031 367 0039 during office hours. The Emergency number is 031 361 0000.*

ENDS

Issued by the Mayoral Spokesperson, Mthunzi Gumede.

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