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Woman convicted over fake passport

CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka
A THIRTY-SIX year old woman of Lusaka has been fined K18,000 or to be jailed for nine months by the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court for forgery and concealing her identity.
Caroline Mwanza of Chelstone Township was found guilty of the crime and fined on Friday.
Immigration Department public relations officer Namati Nshinka said in a statement released yesterday that Mwanza was arrested at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport when she attempted to leave the country using a South African passport with the names Caroline Martins.
He said Mwanza, who was heading to Ireland, was with her two children and her brother, who has also been arrested and charged with forgery and concealing identity.
In count one, Mwanza was convicted of forgery and fined K8,000, or in default, nine-month simple imprisonment. In count two, Mwanza was convicted of concealing her true identity and fined K10,000, in default nine-month simple imprisonment.

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