Fraudulent Website

I needed my SA passport renewed urgently, and found this website called Ell Express, run by TINYIKO KHAMBANI, offering quick SA passports without the need for me to return to SA to complete this. I contacted him and he sent me all the forms which I was to courier to him (at my expense). 2 months later ,R2000 later, and he does not answer any emails, does not answer my phone calls and upon checking the Home Affairs tracking page, I have discovered that my passport was never applied for. I would like to make people aware of this man, he is quite charming at the start of the venture, but soon turns into a devious person with no moral values.I would like to warn all SA citizens abroad not to use this website's services as I have searched the web by now and have found 1 compliment and 20 complaints regarding this company. Many people have been conned by this man and their stories are heartbreaking. Do not fall for this con artist.

Report ID: 1434
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Germiston
Suburb: N/A
Address: Ell express,17 Asparagus Street,Germiston,1401
Crime Date/Time: 14 Jul 2011, 00:07 AM
Reported By: Username1434
Reported Date: 20 Sep 2011, 22:09 PM
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  • thabo elliot sematle 16 Mar 2015, 01:33 PM

    this guy he is got SA ID he is coming from zimbabwe. his sreal names from Zimbabwe are George hlatshwayo. can someone assist by home affairs. id no contact no is as follows 0793806018

  • Ewan2 19 Feb 2015, 03:01 PM

    Sigh.... I agree with all these comments, this guy recently (Feb 2015) scammed me out of R1500 with promises of a 3 to 5 day turnaround time for a passport renewal.. I have now been waiting 3 weeks. I missed my flight that was booked for the USA, and have lost out on a R20,000 ticket. Do not under any circumstances trust this man or give him any money. He will take your money and never answer your calls again. He will also not provide you with any service whatsoever. I hope everyone takes note of this and advertises this across any media platform available.

  • Australian resident 3 Feb 2015, 09:54 AM

    Majestic passports - SCAM !!!! He met me on the street in Johannesburg... Took my money... Answered my calls for 2 weeks and after I phoned home affairs customer service, I was infows No application has been lodged. I sms'es Him demanding money and forms back or I will report it to the police. And I Said I will lodge myself. Needless to say I still haven't heard from him. He then suddenly lodged- and after numerous calls and eventually a contact at another home Affairs Office- I was told it was lodged on alberton. I spent about 4 days driving through talking explaining following up and once it was dispatched the contact from Other home affairs contacted me- and I collected The next day... Before Tinico got his hands On it. Don't use him. Hope someone moers him

  • birthandmarriagecertificates 14 Jan 2015, 09:57 PM "unabridged birth and marriage certificates specialists" is yet another a scam by tinyiko khambani

  • birthandmarriagecertificates 14 Jan 2015, 09:09 PM

  • birthandmarriagecertificates 13 Jan 2015, 06:36 PM

    Join me in stopping this man.

  • Dumb me 13 Jan 2015, 01:46 PM

    tinyiko kambari majestic passports is a sociopath who has no conscience who has grandiose desires to be a millionaire trader according to his whatsapp profile. His numbers are 0843171738/0825491700/0813065527. Here are pictures of him and his family He goes to christian family church.

  • hanneke 1 Aug 2014, 04:46 PM

    i used this guy i only saw this now. any help on how to get my unabridge birthcert now? he has it so home affairs wont issue again. :(((

  • tom 22 Jul 2014, 02:18 PM

    Majestic passports, listed at: 17 Asparagus Street Germiston South Africa is also a scam website! Please note majestic passports is fraudulent , do NOT use, repeat do not use. Did not use them but their address is the same as the previous scamsters using this exact address

  • Hi 3 Jul 2014, 10:50 AM

    here is his new number : 0843171738

  • Alessandra 31 Jan 2014, 06:44 PM

    He took my money and disappear stay far from that guy! is a really bad website. He will stop answer to ur phonecall and after all u have to give up.. Loosing all ur money.. Hope one day he will pay for all the people that trust him...

  • Sam7 3 Aug 2013, 01:28 PM

    It seems that he is using a new website: Has the same postal address!

  • vash 29 May 2013, 03:32 PM

    My sister tried to get her police clearance thru this guy last year. we sent the fingerprints and according to the sap website , he picked it up but we cant contact him to get it.. his website is shut down!!! why wont the cops do something about these ppl!!

  • Jan Hendrik 15 May 2013, 07:04 AM

    OMG! And yet another one being scammed by this total criminal!! My concern is what does he doe with our Id numbers, passports, and information? Is he working for the police and doing this as a side line bussiness when it suits him? What about reporting him to Carte Blanche??

  • Stephanie10 9 May 2013, 01:22 PM

    I have just been scammed by him also .... We really do need to shut him down!!!

  • Michael31 25 Mar 2013, 11:56 AM

    For an alternative legit service provider visit In business for over 16 years - no over promising but over delivery. 2 to 3 day turnaround is a pipe-dream. 2 to 4 weeks is more realistic. immi do the job well.

  • Ian Thysse 22 Mar 2013, 05:03 PM

    He completely screwed me, although I didn't loose any money I need a letter of no impediment to marriage for my wedding next month. He assured me he could get it, but I refused to pay anything till he had e-mailed me a copy of the document. He said he had applied and that it was on the way to the office...needless to say I got nothing. And now it is too late to get it from someone else, so my wedding is in jeopardy. On the bright side, his website has been shut down, so lets hope no-body else gets conned by him

  • Eve4 22 Mar 2013, 12:10 PM

    OMG, Thanks God I found this website, although I have suspected already there is smth wrong with Ell Express. Same story with us, I send an email first, he replied immediately, then I send him scanned docs, gave him a call the next day to make sure he is a "real" guy, and he was, sounded quite reassuring. Since then another call from my side 4 days later. he said still not ready, and that's it! two weeks later no more answering the phones, and no email replies. No money paid thought, but.... i have send copies of our applications and previous marriage certificate, which is worrying now.... unfortunately we are abroad as well and have no one in Joburg , doesn't anyone have friends there so we could make an official physical report to the POLICE?

  • Anna Bachtis 28 Feb 2013, 10:57 AM

    What company to finally use in order to get an unabridged birth certificate with Apostille stamp in 10 days?

  • Chris44 12 Feb 2013, 05:06 PM

    Almost got caught by this guy too, thanks to all who have reported this crook. Google is good for tracking info on these crooks, but I also found his website on google, so it's a double edged sword.

  • Carlos 29 Jan 2013, 01:18 PM

    Almost got caught out by this guy - great to have sites like this to alert people.

  • Barney3 7 Jan 2013, 02:48 PM

    Hi, One can find out quite a bit about a website on a whois server... and who registered it... Is see some new phone numbers on it that might be spammed until a reimbursement is made... Go to the link below: ... Who is "Peter Meintjes"

  • Rudi8 28 Dec 2012, 07:27 PM

    I was conned by TENYIKO about 6 months ago and he led to a VERY, VERY sad outcome for me which included a missed trip to the Olympics in London and not seeing my fiance for 3 months. I have reported him to Internal Affairs and the police but they don't seem to care. I even reverted to phone spamming him at all hours of the early morning! I have subsequently found a FANTASTIC crowd in Sandton that do an amazing job and are very honest. They're called don't q. Google them, you won't be sorry.

  • Alison 14 Dec 2012, 01:19 PM

    Was just about to use this guy to get my boyfriend's certificate of no impediment... We are in Switzerland and have foolishly set our wedding date for beginning February. The S.A. Embassy says this document may take up to 4 months..... I thought we'd struck lucky till I checked it out here.... :'-(

  • Justin18 6 Dec 2012, 11:48 AM

    Helpful Advise only not pointing fingers: 1 don't use websites like this unless they have been proven secure by someone like Thawte. 2 Legit companies don't usually use Gmail. 3 As the dude above pointed out that you can see from the spelling & professionalism of the website that it's dodgy. I think S.A. IT Security is a good career move :)

  • SR 20 Nov 2012, 04:15 PM

    The unprofessional website and incredibly bad spelling & grammar tipped me off. Isn't there a body that shuts down fraudulent websites? And can the police do nothing?

  • Luke9 9 Nov 2012, 04:04 PM

    Iv just got off the phone to him aswell,was def going to use him before i saw this,guy must be making a killing off unsuspecting people

  • Nicky17 7 Nov 2012, 11:18 PM

    I have used Tinyiko Khambani twice before for my south african passport and my daughters unabridged birth certificate, which I got no problem, but only because I was just around the corner from him! After the "good" service I got twice before, I thought I would use him to do my daughters passport re-newal. Well, well, well! He seemed to have screwed me over as well! S my experience and the complaints on this forum seem to indicate that he waits until his victims is overseas or no where near JHB before he rips them off! Its about time we all banded together to take him down! If that appeals to any of you please contact my advisor at with "tinyiko" in the subject line! BTW have any of you considered the possibility that this fraudster may also be involved in the theft of your Identity?!

  • Brenden3 6 Nov 2012, 10:06 AM

    I just spoke to him,I Urgently need an unabriged birth Certificate for the UK, Thanks, you just saved me a lot of money. He NEEDS to be shut down!

  • Christa13 8 Oct 2012, 01:34 PM has scammed us too, it appears. We paid R3170 for two unabridged birth certificates to be couriered to Australia for the 3-5 days package. It has now been almost 2 months since we first requested it. Tinyiko Khambani sent us what appeared to be legitimate copies via email 20 days later, we made payment on Sept 1st, since then there has been nou response to our messages. This is shameful and I'm following all avenues to stop this from happening to others. If everyone that had this experience can contact the company who does their webhosting, Afrihost. The site has false advertising and should be reported to the advertising authorities and the fraud squad. You can also complain on as there are already several complaints on there already for this company. I'm also going into all the sites where they advertise to spread the message. All the complaints get indexed by Google, hopefully people will see this. This has to stop!

  • andy6 3 Oct 2012, 09:39 AM

    He's done the same to me. I've been waiting for my passport! R3000 lost!

  • Beebz2 2 Oct 2012, 12:27 PM

    This guy, is still operating because I recently contacted him to get a speedy passport and he was more than willing to assist. I found his contact details on the Ellexpress website. But as soon as I googled him I found out that he is not legit and other stuff came such as this website. Thank you very much to everyone who shared their experiences on this website. I don't have much time before I leave the country, so wasting money unnecessarily is the last thing I need.

  • emma5 29 Aug 2012, 08:02 PM

    do you know what happened them? did he use your id number???

  • linah 26 Aug 2012, 12:42 PM

    i am in the same position..he doesnt take my calls ..i applied for an unabridged birth certificate and am still waiting

  • Charisse 16 Jul 2012, 10:54 AM

    Thank you soooo much I just spoke to him to help my brother who is overseas and just thought to check on him! Thank you

  • Username1612 15 Nov 2011, 11:24 PM

    I have also been the victim of a scam and fraudulant activity from Tinyiko Khambani from EllExpress ( mobile number 0813065527-do not use this guy he will take your money and you will not receive any documents from him-he will not answer his phone and is such a scam!!! DO NOT USE OR TRUST THIS GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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