No jail time for woman who sold foreigners marriage certificates for R5k

By Jolene Marriah-Maharaj Time of article published Feb 19, 2021

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Durban – An Eastern Cape woman who was found guilty of selling marriage certificates at a cost of R5 000 each, was sentenced to correctional supervision.

Nomandla Manjezi, 47, appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court this week.

She was sentenced to 36 months of correctional supervision, police said in a statement.

Manjezi and her co-accused Abur Bokar, 40, were arrested by police on March 13, 2107, after information was received that the pair that was selling fraudulent marriage certificates to foreign nationals for allegedly R5 000 per certificate.

Bokar’s trial was finalised on August 14, 2018 and he was sentenced to five years imprisonment, wholly suspended.

Manjezi was convicted of fraud on January 19, 2019.

The Provincial Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in the Eastern Cape, Major General Obed Ngwenya applauded the team for treating this case with the seriousness it deserved. He also indicated that this should serve as a deterrent to those who commit crime.


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