Trio arrested for falsifying passports and permits

2018-10-18 06:03
;Here are some of the confiscated items used to falsify work and study permits as well as passports. Photo:SUPPLIED

;Here are some of the confiscated items used to falsify work and study permits as well as passports. Photo:SUPPLIED

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

AN intelligence-driven operation was conducted last Friday and three suspects (ages between 20 and 40 years) were arrested for falsifying work/study permits as well as passports in the Addo and Kirkwood areas.

“All the equipment used to allegedly falsify these documents was confiscated.

Three cases of falsification of documents and fraud were registered and all the equipment (laptops, cellphones, printers, scanners and cameras) worth more than R30 000 were handed over to the SAPS Cyber Crime Unit to be analysed,” said police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart.

The three suspects, Shegiru Inu (35), Heinrich Booysen (22) and Godfrey Chimutashu (29) appeared in the Kirkwood Magistrate’s Court and the matter was postponed until tomorrow. Inu and Chimutashu remained in custody and Booysen was released on bail.

The acting Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll has commended the team for their efforts and emphasized that team work plays a vital role in combatting crime effectively.

“Members from the South African Police Service will trace and arrest those involved in crime, because there is no place for criminals in our communities”.

  • Share information and support each other in the fight against crime by contacting Crime Stop 08600 10111 or crime line SMS 32211.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

HSE Manager

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R550 000.00 - R650 000.00 Per Year

SQL Reporter

Cape Town
Communicate Cape Town IT
R10 000.00 - R12 000.00 Per Month

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.