Bogus college owner has two IDs

2014-10-13 16:54

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Johannesburg - The Tzaneen Magistrate Court heard on Monday that a Zimbabwean national accused of running a bogus FET college in Limpopo had two identities.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said: "He has two names so now we need to establish who he really is"."

The case was postponed to 23 October to verify the name of the accused who is in his late twenties.

He was kept in police custody.

The man was arrested in Mpumalanga on Friday after being on the run for over a year.

Hangwani said he faced charges of fraud involving more than R1.1, identity fraud for using a South African identity document fraudulently and contravening the Immigration Act.

Not registered

"The suspect who had vanished for more than a year was accused of running St Ignatious FET College in Tzaneen [without] proper documents.

"During his arrest he was allegedly found with a substantial amount of money and police also confiscated his vehicle," Mulaudzi said.

Investigations into the man began when registered students at the college went to the department of higher education to check whether the school was registered. The Hawks found that it was not registered.

"The accreditation certificates from both department of higher education and Umalusi, which the college was using, were found to be bogus," Mulaudzi said.

The college manager and a lecturer were also arrested but later released after it was found that they were not connected to the running of the college.

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