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Ohangwena teacher under investigation for alleged forged qualifications

2021-04-21  Nuusita Ashipala

Ohangwena teacher under investigation for alleged forged qualifications
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ONGWEDIVA – The Ohangwena teacher, who last month made headlines after a failed attempt to kill her friend and colleague, could face additional charges of forgery and uttering.

Fransina Mwetufa (27) is under scrutiny after it emerged that she could have forged the qualifications she used to obtain the teaching job at the Limbandungila Primary School.

Mwetufa has been teaching at the school since 2019 until her arrest in March for attempted murder.

Crime investigations coordinator in the Ohangwena region Zacharia Amakali said Mwetufa has not been charged yet, as the police are still investigating the case.

Education director in Ohangwena Isak Hamatwi did not want to comment, only saying: “I have given the matter to the police for investigation”.

New Era understands that the qualifications submitted by Mwetufa from the University of Namibia do not look authentic, despite being certified by the police.

According, to her qualifications in possession of the education ministry Mwetufa is a qualified junior primary teacher, specialising in languages.

Mwetufa was arraigned in March on charges of attempted murder after she allegedly tried to kill her friend and colleague.

The case was remanded to 6 April 2021 for a formal bail hearing, and she was denied bail.

In the second case, Mwetufa is facing charges of theft and false pretence, fraud, forgery and uttering after she fraudulently sold her car and later decided to buy the car back from the new owner.

It is alleged that Mwetufa neither delivered the car nor did she pay the money to rebuy the car as was agreed with the new owner.

This case was postponed to 19 May 2021.

She remains in custody.


2021-04-21  Nuusita Ashipala

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