A 42-YEAR-OLD Roman Catholic sister lost US$1300 after she attempted to bribe the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council for her fake Ordinary and Advanced level results to be confirmed as originals.
Annamercy Geregere, who is employed in Cape Town, was initially sentenced to 12 months imprisonment by Harare magistrate Gideon Ruvetsa before it was wholly suspended for five years on condition she does not commit a similar offence.
The US$1300 and brand new Nokia Android 7.0 Nougat cellphone, which was meant to be used as bribe were confiscated by the State.
It was proved that on April 19, the accused proceeded to ZIMSEC and requested to see Envy Dhliwayo, supervisor of Confirmation Section.
The receptionist then called the complainant to attend to the accused.
Geregere notified the complainant that she had a letter from her uncle only identified as Makhurane which was supposed to be delivered to her.
The accused handed over the said letter to Dhliwayo where the contents of the letter revealed that Geregere wanted her Ordinary and Advanced level results to be confirmed as originals.
On the letter was an offer of US$1 300 and a brand new Nokia Android 7.0 Nougat cellphone meant for the bribery.
Dhliwayo then advised her supervisors on what had transpired and the matter was reported to the police officers.
The police officers pretended to be ZIMSEC workers and witnessed the handing over of the bribe.