The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Lansdowne, Plumstead

Don’t Get Duped! How to Identify Real CoCT Officials Before Letting Them In

Michael Hawthorne

PLUMSTEAD – Residents should remain cautious, warns the City of Cape Town (CoCT) after three criminals impersonated officials to gain access to a Lansdowne home. This incident highlights the importance of vigilance and verification when dealing with individuals claiming to represent the City or political organisations.

Similar Incident Reported in Plumstead

Despite reaching out to the CoCT on 23 January with concerns about suspicious visits by individuals claiming to be DA officials in Plumstead, The Cape Navigator received no specific response to our media enquiry until today’s general media statement addressing a similar incident. This highlights the importance of clear communication and readily available verification methods to empower residents in identifying legitimate officials.

Here’s how to stay safe:

Additional tips:

Don’t be a victim! By following these simple steps, you can protect yourself and your property from impostors posing as CoCT officials.

Further Resources:

Stay informed and stay safe!


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