There has been a warning from the City of Tshwane about a bogus contractor photographing residences in Soshanguve under the guise of a Tshwane solar installation drive in a Tshwane credit control vehicle.
House owners in the Soshanguve area are said to be approached by the contractor and asked for identification documents. The City of Tshwane acknowledged in a statement that there is no solar project in Soshanguve. Local are advised not to fall for this fraud.
Criminals continued to be warned that they would be arrested, charged, and prosecuted since their actions were acts of corruption.
Cllr Joel Kgomotso Masilela ka Mahlangu, spokesperson for the ANC Greater Tshwane Caucus, also advised the community to scrutinize the legitimacy of such programs with their local authority offices.
Do not give people access to your house’s design or allow them to take pictures of it. DO NOT give out your personal information to anybody claiming to be part of a project to install “Solar Geysers” unless it’s communicated officially through known processes.
You and your family might be exposed to serious harm if you do so. It is not safe to do so. Added Mahlangu
Mr Lindela Mashigo Director of Media Relations at the city of Tshwane has released a statement cautioning Tshwane residents about the ongoing crime. Also, remind them of how to handle such crimes when faced with them.
He has advised Tshwane residents to look for these perpetrators. If approached they should report this to the Tshwane Metro Police Department at 012 358 7095/6 or the city’s call centre at 012 358 9999.