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2023/01/18      |  Written By:  Captain M Maluleke   |   Province:  Limpopo

LIMPOPO – A 37 years old woman is appearing in the Tzaneen Magistrates’ court this morning following her arrest on the 16 January 2023 by the Hawks' Serious Corruption Investigation members for allegedly committing passport fraud at Tzaneen Home Affairs. 

It is alleged that on 21 December 2022 the suspect visited the mobile Home Affairs office in Sekororo outside Tzaneen to apply for her daughter's passport. It further alleged that her daughter was only in possession of a South African birth certificate and therefore her fingerprints were not available. After all the processes were followed when applying for a passport, the  Home Affairs authorities received information that the suspect  colluded with a foreign national to use the particulars of her daughter with a picture of aforementioned foreign national. 

The matter was reported to the Hawks and the suspect was subsequently arrested when she went to collect the passport at Home Affairs offices on 16 January 2023.