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Zim woman charged for falsely claiming her husband died in Grenfell Tower to get £10 000

By Martin Robinson | Daily Mail |

LONDON – A Zimbabwean woman falsely claimed her husband died in the Grenfell Tower fire so she could get £10,000, food, clothes and nights in a Hilton hotel, a court heard today.

Zim woman charged for falsely claiming her husband died in Grenfell Tower to get £10 000 plus support
Zim woman charged for falsely claiming her husband died in Grenfell Tower to get £10 000 plus support

Joyce Msokeri, 46, also allegedly lied about her son being in intensive care after the worst fire in modern history where at least 89 people lost their lives in June.

Msokeri whose given address in Sutton is 12 miles from Grenfell Tower in west London, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court today charged with seven counts of fraud by false representation.

Prosecutors allege she falsely claimed that she managed to flee the blaze but said her husband died in the tower inferno while her son was gravely injured.

The court heard Msokeri made substantial claims on the basis she was a survivor of the fire, including £10,000 in cash and other donations.

She did not enter a plea and a judge remanded her in custody for her own safety to appear at Southwark Crown Court on October 3. 

Msokeri is charged with making false claims to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to secure cash and accommodation between June 14 and 29.

Another charge alleges she did the same again to the council to secure accommodation.

She is also accused of doing the same to charities to gain clothing, footwear, food and electronic equipment.

Msokeri is also accused of making false representations, between July 30 and September 4, to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital that she was the wife of a man called Juna Hanlon.

Another charge alleges she made false representations to St Charles’ Hospital.

She is also accused of making false claims to the taxman, HMRC, between July 30 and September 4, that she was a Grenfell Tower resident on June 14 – the day of the fire.

And she is also charged with making false claims to a GP surgery in Kensington during the same time frame.

She was arrested on July 25 and charged on Monday before being kept in custody overnight.

Msokeri indicated not guilty pleas to the charges, and her case was sent to the crown court.

Wearing a black knitted hat, a dark coat with a broach and dark trousers, she sat still in the dock clasping her hands during the 15 minute hearing.

District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe said: ‘It’s a substantial amount of money.

‘It’s in circumstances where it’s akin to a fraud on a vulnerable person, who has been injured.

‘It’s similar to that, in of course there is a finite part, and the more that is taken out illegally, the less there is for those that deserve it.’ 

Msokeri was arrested on July 25 and charged yesterday.

In July a Vietnamese-born man appeared in court where he denied trying to swindle £10,000 worth of cash and goods by falsely claiming he lost his wife and son in the Grenfell Tower fire.

He is also accused of trying to get a British passport after claiming his old one was lost in the blaze.

Suspected fraudster Anh Nhu Nguyen, 52, allegedly tried to scam a council and charities out of cash, clothing, food and electronic goods by pretending he had lost his home.

Southwark Crown Court heard he posed as a victim of the deadly blaze in North Kensington – which left at least 80 people dead – for nearly two weeks and was put up in a Holiday Inn.

Grey-haired Nguyen, originally from Vietnam, was arrested last month and charged with two counts of fraud by false representation. 

Nguyen was refused bail for his own safety – given the public anger over the incident which happened at the west London tower block on June 14.

He still claims he was in the tower block on the night of the fire, and the interviews he gave to the media were true, the court heard. 

  • Aidakutenga imba ku Zmre park😉

  • I hope she gets a serious stiff jail sentence. How low
    Can one sink to capitalise on such a seriously sad tragedy? She is pathetic at every level.

  • One thing I love about zimbabweans is that they don’t lose an opportunity to make money, no matter how immoral!!!

    • Everyone was born to hunt and feed.

    • But in this category some zimbos come first class esp those without skills, gainful employment & those hard hit by economic hardships. Got 2 survive. But ikozvino zvanyanya

    • U ryt my cow nkomo every body wants mollar

  • razor blade

    This sad behaviour is definitely an inspiration from the shameless terror idiot and chief election fraudster Robert Matibili. This woman was also a Zanu puppet that fraudulantly claimed asylum to the Uk pretending to be running away from Zanu persecution in Zim. Sadly justice has finally caught up with her. However I blame Robert “Handiende” Matibili for bringing shamelessness and corruption into our people!!

  • Good girl

  • This type of Zimbabwean gives the rest a bad name.Majority of Zimbos are Honest and Humble.

  • Hakuna mabasa saka munhu ongotamba yarira panguva iyoyo

  • Disgusting! The woman should get the punishment she deserves!

  • MaZimbaaaa hauagoni. Ane nharo.

  • Mai Tizy Zirereza

  • What made her to be in UK is the motive that made her faked the non event death of a husband . The need for sterling pound make people do anything even killing the loved ones. Deport her for she is fraudster.

    • Deport we back to Zimbabwe

    • So whose putting the Zanu of Thugs in jail for stealing Billions !!!!

  • inzara dai ku Zimbabwe kuri bho angadai asina kuendako

  • Spoiling everybody’s name! Some people have no morals. Some Zimbo’s can never be trusted. Its disgusting.

  • This is a very smart money. I like fraud as compared to robbery or theft. Dlana imali nkazana.

  • Malume Vusumuzi Masuku nasi awutauri?

  • Fadzi, Tawanda

  • Lying for that paltry sum of money

  • Characteeistic of zimbabwean people! Some are mourning while some are thinking of making money!!!

    • if you like that don’t taint all of us 💩💩💩

    • Who likes what? Did i.say i like that? It is disgusting!!!

    • Uzofunani vele kwelika Queen? I Mali oro ubuphepheli nje? ….. she is her own person so let her do her job. Mind yours too. Life is short while you look at others make their money.

  • Zimbabweans mhhh

  • Deport the bitch

  • Harare hustlers

  • Saziwa ngokubanga-ma opportunist

  • Kkkkkkkkk inonzi mari

  • Rick Ross-Hustlin

  • This is the time the UK should understand the fact that it denies that the targeted economic sanctions are beginning to backfire.
    It have been said that Zimboz migrate to other countries to seek fortunes. In UK l really support the Woman for her courage.

  • Wabalekiswa ngamanga lekhaya!

  • Deplorable…..

  • Kkkkkllllllllkkkk ufuzile amasela angakibo ezimbabwe

  • Vakadzi kuda zviro!

  • She’s a hero how many could of thought of that OTHUAS are illegal been underpaid working like slaves suffering Ne Chando and Nzara at least she had a plan , she will do 1 year max and then out I salute you for trynna make a plane !!

    • And just how did you get to live off those colonial gits?

    • Costing prison? Food is cheap in the UK anyone can afford to feed themselves. If the situation becomes difficult there are food banks to get free grocery

  • Hmm uyu akanyanya.

  • Nhamo hayo!!

  • She tried

  • Suprise surprise. Make it worse for ANY OTHER Zimbabweans trying to get into UK or have a genuine claim to anything.
    Christ the GREED IS BEYOND ME

    • Nope u are wrong my dear. This is not heaven. Home is best and no one wants to come here happily. We leave ruins and bombed out homes…. all done by your means of business…..

  • Sizinkukhu sihamba sichobola umhlaba wonke. Ekhaya akula currency….siya Hustler

  • Muzimba haapererwe zvekumhanya

  • Pakaipa

  • Toramari sister kana paita mukana try

  • The love of money is the root of allllllllllllll evils

  • Zvinowanikwa mukurarama mevanhu pasi pano. May she find strong mitigatory circumstances to avoid jail and deportation.

  • Chimhamha

  • MAZimbaka, tambai nezvimwe????

  • She won’t survive a day if they release her. You have to be completely heartless to take advantage of such a tragedy.

  • imbavha iyo, ngaadzoswe kumusha

  • Kkkkkkk kkkkkkk died with laughter maZimba akaoma.

  • you rock girl keep it up

  • Inonzi shaggie. Ndokupanda nedemo

  • Maybe she had a relationship with a married man. But she was not supposed to lie.

  • mabwe

    Ndahwa kusvoda

  • Where is her husband?

  • Deport that shit!

  • At least she think out of the box

  • Minana inodiwa

  • Good thinking diva hustle om

  • Zimbabweans always feature in everything , desperation .

  • I wonder what would be the amount if the fire happened to have occurred in my country.

  • At least she knows who to froud..,.kkkk

  • This is exactly why I do not respond to all Gofundme request from the diaspora on Facebook. They should all urge each other to get a funeral cover.

  • Good

  • Veduwee, zvinonyadzisa. Why not beg, pachena. ?

  • Wow inga

  • Zimbaz

  • People who are supporting this woman should not complain about the fraud being done by Zimbabwean govt

  • She is just unfortunate.A lot of people can do anything for money,only a few are innocent.However it must be a lesson to those who want to be rich overnight.Its a shame..

  • Thumbs up my sister these are gains from what the imperialists took from Zim imagine all that ivory, gold, diamonds up to even cheap labour its your time Africans now to colonize the former colonialists…lol it’s just the beginning we’re all coming there.

  • Con artist