Zimbabwe man gets 18 months for fake Botswana ID

2015-02-05 21:16

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Gabarone - A Zimbabwean man was on Thursday sentenced to 18 months in jail by the Gaborone Village Magistrate's Court for illegally obtaining a Botswana passport and national identity card.

According to court documents, Hendfrey Ncube submitted forged documents to the country's immigration and national registration department in 1999 to get the documents.

Ncube was subsequently issued with the Botswana identity card and passport.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge, which carries a maximum jail sentence of three years.

Magistrate Pricilla Ditlhong said Ncube knew it was wrong to knowingly submit forged documents to get the registration card and passport.

Ncube, a former chef, went on to lie for 15 years, Ditlhong said.

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