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FORMER MDC-99 secretary general Gideon Magadzire who was arraigned before the Gweru courts on allegations of forging a class two driver’s licence in December last year was on Monday fined $200 or 30 days in prison for the offence.

Magadzire, who resides in the Mkoba 15 suburb, Gweru, was convicted by provincial magistrate Pathekile Msipa on two charges of forgery and misrepresentation of a fake licence.

He was fined $200 on both counts failure to pay he would spend 30 days in prison for each charge.

His co-accused Cosmas Chiuswa of village Nyagari South, Chief Nhema was however acquitted on the forgery charge but convicted on misrepresentation of a fake driver’s licence and fined $200 or 30 days in jail.

Both Magadzire and Chiuswa were given until the 9th of March to pay the fine.

They were each given a suspended three months sentence for five years on condition of good behaviour.

The state’s case was that in the period extending to 22 October 2014 Magadzire and Chiuswa connived with a common purpose and forged a class two driver’s licence number 986485 bearing Chiuswa’s names and national identity number.

The fake licence was obtained from the Bulawayo Vehicle Inspection Department (VID).

Chiuswa went on to use it as a genuine driver’s licence.

Acting on a tip off, the police investigated and arrested him.

Chiuswa then implicated Magadzire saying he had paid the latter $250 before he brought him the forged licence.

Source : New Zimbabwe