Fake documents by an Australian national have opened a can of worms amid reports illegal foreign nationals are being given local national identity cards and passports by the registrar’s office.
This came after an Australian national who acquired fraudulent Zimbabwean identity documents and stayed in the country under the guise that he was a Zimbabwean has been hauled before the court on allegations of fraud.
Aaron William Young (46) appeared before Harare Magistrate
Young was released on $100 bail and the matter was remanded to February 18. Prosecuting Peter Kachirika alleged that on December 1 last year Kondo had information to the effect that Young was staying in the country illegally after having acquired fraudulent Zimbabwean documents
On December 11, a team comprising of police officers stationed at CID MFFU and Kondo proceeded to Young’s home where they asked for his identification documents. Young produced a Zimbabwean passport, a Zimbabwean Birth Certificate and a Zimbabwean National identity card which indicated that he was born in Karoi in 1973 under the impression that they were original and legal documents.
After discovering the anomaly, the team proceeded to the Australian Embassy to try and verify and
The officers discovered