DURBAN We are in the period where people are planning for their future academically and there are a number of them approaching various institutions for registration. Students are warned to ensure that genuine documents are produced as those who produce fraudulent documents will face the consequences.

Police officers from Mtunzini SAPS arrested two women aged 20 and 27 after it was discovered that they have submitted fraudulent matric certificates to an institution on registration. The suspects appeared in Mtunzini Magistrates Court and the matter was remanded to February 2020.

On 21 January 2020 the suspects arrived at a local university with the intention to register as students for the current year. While their applications were being processed it was discovered that the matric certificates that they had submitted were fraudulent. The matter was reported to the Mtunzini police station and a case of fraud was eventually opened for investigation which caused both suspects to be arrested.

The 20-year-old suspect appeared in Court on 22 January 2020 and the matter was remanded to 27 February 2020, while the case against the 27-year-old suspect was remanded to 28 February 2020. Both suspects are out on bail. Investigations are ongoing and more arrests are looming.

Source: South African Police Service