Tebogo Msimanga |
The police in Gauteng arrested a 47-year-old Zimbabwean national who was found with fraudulent documents in Hillbrow on Thursday 14 April 2022. Police were conducting Operation O Kae Molao when they received a tip-off from a community member about a man that is producing fraudulent identity documents and passports in a flat in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.
Gauteng Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo said upon searching the premises, the police discovered documents that include more than 95 South African Identity Documents, birth certificates, smart identity cards, passports, bank statements, Covid-19 certificates, work permits, SAPS firearm licence competency certificates, Sassa cards, bank cards and other essential documents.
“The suspect was immediately arrested and charged with fraud. There is a possibility that more charges will be added pending the investigation.”
Masondo said the police arrested more than 800 suspects during Operation O Kae Molao conducted on Wednesday and Thursday across the province.