Maid used employer’s niece names to acquire Omang

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FRANCISTOWN: A 47-year-old Zimbabwean maid, Tapiwa Mpofu, has pleaded guilty to obtaining the national identity card, Omang, by false pretences. According to the information presented before the court, in 2003, the accused went to the Civil and National Registration offices and informed an official she found that she had lost her Omang.

She further told the Omang official that her names were Keneilwe Malaicha and was born on May 24, 1974.  Her application was processed and she was issued with a receipt for the Omang.

“In 2003 the accused was issued with Omang registered 370028605 but she lost her Omang the same year. On September 17, 2009, the accused went back to the Omang offices and re-applied for Omang and was told that she was sharing her Omang number and names with another person,” the court heard. She was shown the photo of the person that she was sharing her Omang with.

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