Think twice before accepting a “friend” request on social media from defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. Chances are you are being set up as a potential victim of fraud.
The ministry of defence said on Tuesday that it was concerned about various fake social media accounts purporting to belong to Mapisa-Nqakula.
The accounts – on Facebook, LinkedIn and other platforms – have profiles of the minister and have been used to con people.
“The fraudsters solicit cash or funding in exchange for tenders, job opportunities and business-related favours at both the departments of defence and military veterans,” the ministry said in a statement.