Harry Peter Wilson Biography | Wife | Illegal Immigration Conviction | Culpable Homicide Conviction
Harry Peter Wilson is a Zimbabwean politician and a qualified engineer based in Bulawayo. He had briefly left Zimbabwe for the United Kingdom.
Peter Harry Wilson was married to Angeste Chigora, who tragically passed away at the age of 29 in a car accident.
Peter Harry Wilson’s political journey began when he was in self-imposed exile in the United Kingdom. In 2002, he played a key role in forming the Democratic Opposition Party (DOP).
In the 2018 elections, DOP fielded 14 aspiring parliamentarians and 45 councillors. Continuing his political ambitions, Peter Harry Wilson registered to run for president in the 2023 elections.
Illegal Immigration Conviction
Harry Peter Wilson was involved in a notorious illegal immigration syndicate based in London. This syndicate facilitated the smuggling of at least 150 illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Jamaica into the United Kingdom.
During that time, Wilson owned luxurious apartments in Durban, as well as two in Bulawayo and two in London. He issued forged qualifications, visas, identity documents, birth certificates, and passports to support the illegal immigration operations.
In October 2005, the Isleworth Crown Court convicted and sentenced Wilson to 38 months in prison for his crimes. He had convinced innocent individuals that he could secure lawful visas and indefinite leave to remain in the UK for £1,200.
Additionally, two Sri Lankan principals of the London Schools of Accountancy were involved in this scheme. They provided letters of acceptance for the applicants and were subsequently sentenced to two years and 10 months in jail each.
Wilson claimed to offer accommodation and living expenses around R5,500 while the immigrants studied accountancy. The victims sought Wilson’s assistance either from Zimbabwe or upon their arrival in London.
Wilson operated from Penge, southeast London, and even promoted his services at hotels in both countries.
Culpable Homicide Conviction
In April 2022, Peter Harry Wilson faced another legal battle as he was found guilty of culpable homicide following a car accident that resulted in his wife’s death.
The incident occurred when Wilson was driving a Toyota Hiace and collided with a stationary Mercedes Benz truck that had experienced a mechanical fault in the middle of the road.
Wilson suffered serious injuries, fracturing both his legs, while his car was severely damaged.
As a result of the conviction, he was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay within two weeks or serve a three-month jail term.
During the time of his wife’s funeral, Wilson was in intensive care at the hospital due to his injuries.
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