Two Zimbabweans arrested on allegations of perjury

Opening a false case can land one behind bars, as was the case for two Zimbabwean nationals, aged 19 and 23 who are faced with allegations of perjury.

It is said that they opened a robbery case which was registered at Belfast Police Station on Friday, December 15, 2023.

After an investigation was done, Police unearthed that something was not adding up hence the two were arrested the next day (Saturday, December 16, 2023) and charged accordingly.

A report indicates that the two accompanied each other to open a business robbery case where they alleged that on that said Friday, two armed male suspects stormed into their workplace at a certain Casino business in Belfast then robbed them of cash at gunpoint.

However, due to the experience as well as the skills and training that the Police officials that were assigned to take their statements possess, it became clear to them that something was not making sense when members were busy asking some valuable questions from the so-called complainant(s).

The matter was then investigated and police discovered that the two allegedly colluded to give information which was not true.

It was soon discovered that, in fact the two allegedly took money from the business for themselves and use it for their own benefit then opened a case instead to cover their tracks.

The two suspects, identified as Margaret Ndlovu (23) and Tladiwa Madzokere (19) both appeared at the Belfast Magistrate’s Court today, Monday December 18, 2023 facing perjury charges.

Their case was posponed to next week Wednesday, December 27, 2023 meanwhile the two remain in custody.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has praised members of the Police for their vigilance and the appropriate action that they took against the two suspects. “We would like to take this opportunity and warn people that whoever take a chance to open a false case will be dealt with accordingly.”

“The exercise is a waste of state resources which was supposed to be used where it is most needed,” warned the General.

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