Department of CoGTA Warns Public About Facebook Scammers Using MEC Rev. T.D. Buthelezi’s Name

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) alerts the public to fraudulent activities on social media, particularly Facebook, where scammers are using the name of MEC Rev. Thulasizwe D. Buthelezi to deceive individuals by promising jobs in exchange for money.

We condemn the actions of these impostors who mislead citizens into believing they are interacting with the MEC. Please be aware that the MEC does not have a Facebook page; all official communication regarding the MEC Is conducted through the department’s official page: (

The Department, alongside MEC Buthelezi, unequivocally states that neither the MEC nor CoGTA requires any form of payment for employment opportunities. All legitimate job openings are advertised
through official channels, and recruitment processes are conducted transparently.
To avoid falling victim to these scams, we urge the public to:

  • Verify the authenticity of social media accounts claiming to represent public officials.
  • Report suspicious accounts or fraudulent activities to the relevant authorities or social media
  • Refrain from sharing personal information or making payments to unverified sources.

The Department is actively collaborating with law enforcement agencies to identify and prosecute
these scammers. We encourage everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.