Monday, October 18, 2004

Speaking of Fraud

Women in South Africa married without their knowledge:

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - Fatima and Zain have been dating for a year and often joke about marriage, but it was no laughing matter when the Department of Home Affairs told the couple something truly astounding: Fatima had already been married for two years, to a man she had never met.

Fatima, 28, is one of some 3,400 people who in the last three years have been married without their knowledge in scams that involve corrupt government officials and foreigners seeking permanent residency.

(Les shakes head...)

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