In a statement yesterday, the Registrar-General’s Office confirmed that police have arrested people that were allegedly printing fake identity cards and that the suspects will soon appear in court.
Said Tobaiwa Mudede’s office:
The Registrar-General security got a tip off about criminals who are printing fake national identity documents and sought the assistance of the police to arrest the culprits. The culprits were indeed arrested and are in police custody. The Registrar-General recently had workshops in Harare and Bulawayo on document fraud, encouraging individuals and the corporate world to verify with the department on any civil registration document whose authenticity they are not satisfied with. It is advised that people should not part with goods, property or money if they are in doubt of the document which their client has presented. The department has a robust civil registration system and state-of-the- art equipment which is able to detect fraudulent documents.