The Ministry of Home Affairs says only three Zimbabwean nationals have so far applied for refugee status in Zambia.
Acting Home Affairs Minister, George Mpombo said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is currently handling the matter.
Mr. Mpombo who is also Defence Minister was speaking in an interview with ZNBC news.
He said the government is alert to a possible influx of foreign nationals into the country.
And Mr. Mpombo said there has been a misconception arising from the statement by the International Federation of the Red Cross in South Africa regarding the contingent plan developed in March this year.
The Zambian Government also denies receiving a request to provide asylum to 25,000 refugees from South Africa, who are said to be coming to Zambia following the recent violence against African foreign immigrants.
And Standard Bank head office in South Africa has donated 3 million Rand to victims of the ongoing xenophobic violence in South Africa.
Chief executive officer Jacko Maree announced the bank’s donation in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Stanbic Bank, its local branch in Zambia.
Mr Maree said his bank strongly condemns the deplorable violence resulting from the xenophobic intolerance in South Africa.
He said the 3 million Rand will be given to the South African Red Cross to feed about 10,000 victims of xenophobic violence who are currently accommodated in 20 camps across the country.
Mr Maree said Standard Bank is saddened by the plight of the victims hence the donation to alleviate their situation.
South Africa has been engulfed by xenophobic violence targeted at African immigrants in which over 50 people are reported to have been killed.