A Zimbabwean pastor has been arrested in Botswana after he fraudulently obtained a Botswana national identity card.

The Apostolic Church of Johane Masowe Pastor Jackson Hubani is accused of giving false information in application for registration of Botswana national identity card. (Omang)

The court heard that on February 05, the 49-year-old pastor from Zimbabwe at the Department of Civil and National Registration in Gaborone claimed to be a Motswana and obtained Omang knowing that the information is wrong.

The Voice newsaper reports that It is alleged that he furnished an employee of Civil and National Registration that he is a Motswana named Jackson Hubani, which investigations have revealed are not his real names.

The prosecutor wanted Hubani to be remanded for three months for prosecution to complete its investigations. She said the matter involves many departments and Interpol so they need more time.

But the magistrate objected to prosecution plea. She asked them why they brought the case to court  if they are still investigating.

“What’s the rush? Why didn’t you do your investigations for those three months and register the case when you are ready with facts? No I will not allow that,” said the magistrate.
The case was withdrawn for now.