Two women arrested for filing false police reports

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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (WLUC) - Two women have been arrested in relation to a reported sexual assault incident this past June.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post (Mackinac Island Detail) received a report from two women that they were sexually assaulted on Mackinac Island on June 6.

The MSP and Mackinac Island Police Department began an investigation using a number of resources, including MSP detectives, undercover officers, polygraph examiners, crime lab personnel, medical personnel, canine team, forensic artist and federal authorities.

According to the MSP, the investigation revealed the two women had filed a false police report.

On Wednesday, October 10, the Mackinac County Prosecutor charged Zinhle Xaba and Bongiwe Mjali, both 23, and from the Republic of South Africa, with filing a false police report, which is a felony.

Both women were working on Mackinac Island under a J1 Student Visa.

Xaba and Mjali have both been arraigned in 92nd District Court.

Preliminary exams are scheduled for October 23 at 2 PM.

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