Mnangagwa’s signature forged

Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa’s signature has been forged by two desperate job seekers in a bid to bulldoze their way into a local mining company.

Emmerson Mnangagwa
Emmerson Mnangagwa

The culprits, Stern Charumengwe and Osborn Maranda, have since appeared before local magistrate, Story Rushambwa, facing charges of forgery and impersonation.

The court heard that on September 28 this year, Charumengwe forged Mnangagwa’s signature in a letter addressed to MIMOSA Mine’s human resources manager, Peter Mtombeni. The letter, which had been supposedly written by Mnangagwa, ordered Mtombeni to force the company to employ the accused.

The matter, however, came to light when the company invited Mtombeni for an interview where after being quizzed, it was discovered that he was by no means Mnangagwa’s nephew as had been alleged in the letter. He was subsequently arrested.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Rushambwa also heard that on October 3 Maranda, in a related incident, also forged Indigenisation Minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s signature in a letter addressed to Mtombeni seeking employment.

Magistrate Rushambwa found the two guilty on their own pleas. They are now awaiting sentence.

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