A 28-year-old Zimbabwean man was on Tuesday arrested in South Africa for allegedly manufacturing, issuing and selling Zimbabwean and South African driver’s licences, asylum-seeker temporary permits and passports.
This was revealed by South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation [Hawks] on Thursday. Hawks spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said in a statement:
A joint operation comprising of the Hawks’ serious commercial crime investigation unit, crime intelligence, the local criminal record centre and Kuruman public order police led to the arrest of a 28-year-old Zimbabwean national on Tuesday for alleged fraud.
Msini further revealed that the suspect was charging amounts of between R1 000 to R2 500 for the forged documents.
The unnamed Zimbabwean national appeared in the Mothibistad Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, and the matter was postponed.