Independent candidate Sam Mike Mutongerwa who is running to be Harare Ward 9 councillor as part of the coalition called the People’s Own Voice (POVO) has spoken on his conviction for identity theft in the United States (US).
Read the full statement below:
Statement by Harare Ward 9 Councillor candidate Sam Mike Mutongerwa on US conviction on identity theft
During my 12 year stay in Michigan USA in the month of July 2007 I succumbed to an immigration scam conducted by some crafty conmen.
Thereafter I was approached by the authorities of whom I fully cooperated with by admitting that I had been lured into making a false statement by these individuals.
My input led to the arrest and conviction of the culprits. I paid a fine and the case was closed in October 2008. I continued my stay in the USA until December 2011 when I moved back home out of my own will.
I have since continued to travel to the USA several times since I left. I am however more excited about serving my country by participating in the reconstruction and development of our City as one who gained a lot of knowledge in how to run cities efficiently. I believe it is possible to make Harare a great city again.