Judgment expected for KZN police spin doctor

2014-11-05 07:53

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Johannesburg - Judgment is expected to be handed down on Wednesday, in the case of former KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge, accused of presenting a fake matric certificate when he joined the police in 1987.

Mdunge's case was postponed in the Durban Regional Court on 15 October because magistrate Thandeka Fikeni had another case on the same day.

The former spokesperson faces three charges of fraud and one of uttering.

Prosecutor Barend Groen argued that Mdunge failed matric in 1985 and wrote supplementary exams in 1986, which he also failed.

He argued the matric certificate that Mdunge used was a fake, had been tampered with and that the examination number on the certificate was in fact Mdunge's Standard 8 examination number.

Mdunge's lawyer, advocate Saleem Khan, argued that the education department had made an error on the certificate, and Mdunge should not be held liable for this.

Referring to the examination number, he said it was used for Standard 8 and that it had nothing to do with the year a student wrote an exam.

Mdunge's former teacher told the court in May that he personally handed Mdunge a matric certificate.

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