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Security guard arrested for forgery


A PEACE Security Company guard who allegedly forged a medical report with the aim of defrauding her employer following dismissal from work over unspecified charges has been locked up in remand prison pending trial on charges, of forgery and fraud.


Lindiwe Tshuma (35) of Iminyela Flats in Bulawayo was not asked to plead to forgery and fraud when she appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Sibongile Msipa on Wednesday and was remanded in custody to April 2.

The court heard that in May 2012, Tshuma was dismissed from work following a disciplinary hearing over unspecified allegations.

On July 9 2013 Tshuma took the matter to the National Employment Council (NEC) for the security sector citing unfair dismissal.

She produced a medical report as evidence that during the hearing in which she was dismissed, she was ill.

Tshuma said she was being treated at Mpilo Central Hospital and the medical report was compiled by a doctor at the hospital.

However, the medical report she submitted at the NEC was taken for verification at Mpilo and records proved it was non-existant, and that the document had been forged as its reference numbers belonged to another patient.

A report was made to the police and Tshuma was arrested.

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