By Staff members Reporter
TWO Zimbabwean nationals had been last Wednesday denied bail at the magistrates’ courts next their arrest a handful of days ago on prices of printing fake Covid-19 unfavorable effects for truck drivers.
Andrew Hleza (45) and Christopher Mabureni (28) ended up arrested in Katima Mulilo, Zambezi region in which they function a printing store.
They were allegedly issuing truck drivers with pretend unfavorable Covid-19 test success and charging N$1 000 for each certificate. A third suspect, a Namibian, who functions at the area state healthcare facility, is on the run.
The Zimbabwean men are currently being charged with contravening the Public and Environmental Wellness Act and the make any difference was postponed to 27 April to allow for further more investigations by the police, and for the accused to get lawful illustration.
State prosecutor Astrid Hewicke claimed the purpose for not granting the bail was that investigations are even now at an early stage, and the accused are foreigners with no legitimate paperwork allowing them to continue being in the country.
Hleza and Mabureni appeared before magistrate Clara Mwillima.
Ben Nangombe, the director of health said the overall health ministry was pleased with the arrest of the two suspects introducing they had been working a sting operation with the Namibian Law enforcement for some time.
“Those engaging in these activities are placing the life of our men and women at danger. We will have to function together to prevent them. We, for that reason, get in touch with on people who might have extra information and facts about the forgery of Covid-19 effects to come ahead and advise the ministry or the Namibian Law enforcement,” he pleaded.
Nangombe warned users of the public to chorus from activities that would only provide to undermine Namibia’s attempts of combatting Covid-19.