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Former ZRP officer jailed in UK for passport fraud

by Staff reporter
31 Jul 2014 at 08:22hrs | Views
A FORMER ZRP officer, who fled the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe, has been jailed for 30 weeks for possessing a false passport that enabled him to find employment as a care worker.

Southampton Crown Court heard that Edward Mukuze had initially come to England as a legitimate visitor but later bought a false passport in London after he had overstayed.

Prosecutor Siobhan Linsley said the document, which had been issued for a baby girl, was discovered with his picture and details on it after it had been reported lost or stolen.

Mukuze, 50, of Sholing Road, Southampton, admitted possessing the passport.

Judge Derwin Hope told Mukuze that his offending went to the heart and root of Britain's control system.

Mukuze has filed an application to remain in Britain and the decision lies with the Home Office.

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