|Fake Zinara licence disc racket smashed|
|Tuesday, 26 June 2012 12:29|
Innocent Ruwende Senior Court Reporter
Two Harare men were arrested last week for allegedly trying to counterfeit the licence discs.
They were not asked to plead by magistrate Ms Anita Tshuma who gra-nted them US$100 bail each. Ms Tshuma ordered the pair to report once a week at CID Serious Frauds.
Mapurisa allegedly misrepresented to Process Engravers that he was contracted by the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs to print the new discs.
He wanted the firm to produce the discs using a template bearing the Zinara logo.
Ardbennie, Harare, and inquired from the receptionist if the company manufactured metal template blocks.
Mr Magwegwe said Mapurisa wanted to make business cards on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs and was representing a company called OAKRA.
The receptionist asked Mapurisa if the job was for Zinara, but he told her that it was for the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs. She then advised him that the company required a written job order for security jobs.
Mapurisa allegedly told the receptionist to contact the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs to confirm the order, but she declined. He then paid US$95 for the job and when he left, the receptionist advised her superiors and they discovered that the template resembled a Zinara licence disc.
A report was made to the police leading to the arrest of Mapurisa who implicated Zishiri.