National 26.8.2016 02:21 pm

Mpumalanga police reservists sentenced for matric certificate fraud

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The man and woman submitted fake matric certificates in a bid to gain permanent employment.

Two police reservists in Machadodorp in Mpumalanga have been sentenced to 12 months in prison, or a fine of R6 000, for attempted fraud after they submitted fake matric certificates in a bid to gain permanent employment at the local police station.

Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi said Lettie Ntuli, 34, and Philemon Sekwane, 31, were sentenced in the Machadodorp Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

According to Sekgotodi, the pair were active police reservists at the Machado Police Station in Mpumalanga in 2009 when reservists were incorporated into permanent SAPS employ, provided they were in possession of matric certificate.

“Ntuli and Sekwane approached Bongani Sydney Madonsela, who printed fraudulent matric certificate for them,” Sekgotodi said. “During the screening and selection process, it was then discovered that the two were using fake certificates and were subsequently arrested.

“The two pleaded guilty of the offence, but the first accused, Madonsela, pleaded not guilty, and his case was postponed to October 5, 2016, for trial.”

– African News Agency (ANA)

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