WHEN a Gokwe man just lately stumbled upon his personal demise
certificates it led to police experiences, arrest, conviction and fining of his
father who had made the false demise report in 2019 to say a funeral profit
from Ecosure Funeral Cowl.

Wellington Mtendeleki of Mashove Village below Chief
Njelele was startled when he discovered a doc dropped by his 48-year-old father
Dumisani Mtendeleki was his personal demise certificates.

The daddy was final week convicted on his personal plea of guilt
by Gokwe Justice of the Peace Mr Musaiwona Shotgame of contravening the provisions of the
Start and Deaths Registration Act for registering the demise of a dwelling individual
and was fined $10 000.

In mitigation, he stated that he faked the demise and
fraudulently claimed the funeral profit as a way to get cash to feed his
hungry household.

Showing for the State, Ms Gertrude Shoko informed the courtroom
that in 2019, Mtendeleki requested his son for his ID card so he may get him a
job at Cottco Nemangwe. However Mtendeleki took the ID to Gokwe Registrar’s Workplace
the place he lied that his son had died.

When a demise is reported and a demise certificates sought the
subsequent of kin has at hand within the nationwide ID card of the lifeless individual.

Two years later, in October 2021, Wellington requested the
return of his nationwide id card however to no avail. Wellington later stumbled
upon a demise certificates in his title, which had been dropped by his father.

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